Next Chapter Event – Raymond Nagem in Concert

Co-sponsored with Trinity College
Friday, February 15th at 7:30 pm
Trinity College Chapel, 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106

The Program

  • Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
  • Christmas and New Year’s Chorales from the Orgelbüchlein
  • Trumpet Tune   Rachel Laurin (b. 1961)
  • Fugue on a Bird’s Song
  • Épilogue, Op. 50
  • Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 7   Marcel Dupré (1886–1971)
    B Major; F Minor; G Minor

The Artist

Raymond Nagem is Associate Director of Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and a member of the organ faculty at Manhattan School of Music, where he teaches organ literature, service playing, and improvisation. He completed his D.M.A. at The Juilliard School in 2016, where he was a student of Paul Jacobs.

A native of Medford, Mass., Dr. Nagem attended the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School and began organ lessons there with John Dunn. He earned his B. A. from Yale University in 2009, as a double major in Music and Psychology, and studied the organ with Thomas Murray, and his M. A. in 2011 from Juilliard. He has worked since 2010 at St. John the Divine, where he has primary responsibility for service playing and choral accompaniment and frequently conducts the cathedral’s several choral ensembles. In addition to these duties, he performs in recital both in New York and across the country.

Highlights for the 2018–19 season include an October recital featuring Karg-Elert’s magnificent and rarely played Organ Symphony, a performance of J. S. Bach’s complete Orgelbüchlein at St. John the Divine, as well as recitals at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, Trinity College, Hartford, and the Geneva Music Festival. Dr. Nagem’s album Divine Splendor is available on the Pro Organo label.