Organ Recital

Organ Recital

6 p.m.

The Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

You are cordially invited to attend the Second Sunday Evensong/Organ Recital Series on this Sunday, January 13, 2019 at St. Mark’s, Berkeley. Evensong will be offered at 5:30 p.m. by the
Schola Cantorum and followed by an organ recital by Ethan Haman.

Ethan Haman from Fremont, CA, is a senior Presidential Scholar in the USC Thornton School of Music. He is a double major studying B.Mus. Pipe Organ Performance with Prof. Cherry Rhodes and B.Mus. Composition with Prof. Morten Lauridsen (previously with Andrew Norman, Donald Crockett, Sean Friar, and Daniel Temkin). Ethan is currently the regular organist for Knox Presbyterian Church in Pasadena and a freelance organist playing for several churches and ensembles throughout Southern California, as well as an organ improvisation instructor for the San Francisco Peninsula Organ Academy.

Previously, he was the organist for the Extraordinary Form Latin Mass offered by the Fraternity of Saint Peter at St. Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood, where he improvised most of the organ music in addition to accompanying Gregorian chants alongside a choir which sang polyphonic Renaissance settings of the mass. Ethan studied organ and composition from 2008 to 2015 with Angela Kraft Cross, and was the organist of Christ Episcopal Church Los Altos from 2011 to 2015. He earned his Colleague of the American Guild of Organists (CAGO) credential in April 2013. Ethan went on three study trips to Lyon and Paris, France in 2013, 2015, and 2018 on scholarships from the San Francisco Peninsula Organ Academy to study organ interpretation and improvisation with such notable teachers as Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, Frédéric Blanc, Christophe Mantoux, Aude Heurtematte, Louis Robilliard, and Marie-Louise Langlais. He has played numerous full organ recitals in the San Francisco Bay Area, Salinas, Los Angeles, Reno, and Harvard University as well as shared concerts in several notable venues such as San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall, Stanford University’s Memorial Church, Notre Dame d’Auteuil in Paris, Los Angeles’ Union Station, and Eugene United Methodist Church for the 2018 Oregon Bach Festival.

Ethan served on the faculty and performed in the Pipe Organ Encounter summer camps of the American Guild of Organists at Stanford in 2016 and Los Angeles in 2018, teaching organ interpretation and improvisation to young organists. He has performed his original compositions in Composers’ Forums for both the San Francisco and the Palo Alto/Peninsula AGO chapters and in concerts at many different venues. He performed his composition “Improvisation on Pentecost Themes” for the Organ Academy Closing Concert of the July 2017 Montréal Organ Festival. In November 2016, Ethan’s setting of the “Gloria Patri” Latin text for choir and pipe organ won the USC University Chorus Composition Competition and was premiered by the University Chorus at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles for their fall concert. In December 2017 the same chorus premiered his composition “Hodie Christus Natus Est” for choir and 8 trombones as part of the USC Winter Gala Concert at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, and performed the piece again for the USC Winter Gala Concert of 2018.

His compositions can be found at SheetMusicPlus.com. Ethan also enjoys recording organ videos for his YouTube channel as well as studying foreign languages; he currently speaks English, Spanish, French, European Portuguese, Cantonese, and is learning Mandarin Chinese.

His program will include:

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BuxWV 223 by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Les Bergers (Pastorale)(1999) by Angela Kraft Cross (b.1958)
All Hallows’ Voluntary (2010) by Angela Kraft Cross (b. 1958)
Fugue on “Old 100th” (2013) by Ethan Haman (b.1997)
Improvisation on Hymns from the Hymnal 1982 Chosen by the Audience

While there is no admission charge, a free-will offering is received. A reception follows in LIONS HALL. Parking is available at 2315 Ellsworth Street in the parish garage.