Alumnus Christopher Houlihan ’09 to Perform Organ Recital on Friday, April 8

Annual Clarence Watters Memorial Recital is Free Musical Event at Trinity College

​Hartford, Connecticut, April 7, 2016 –

WHAT: The Trinity College Organ Series presents the annual Clarence Watters Memorial Recital, a performance by renowned American organist, Trinity College alumnus from the Class of 2009, and Trinity College Artist-in-Residence Christopher Houlihan. Widely acclaimed from coast to coast, Houlihan’s Trinity College performance will include major works by Sowerby, Bach, Franck, Alain, and Vierne.

Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times writes, “Houlihan is the next big organ talent.” In a performance review, Swed compliments Houlihan’s “glowing, miraculously life-affirming performances,” and adds, “Houlihan’s solo encore was the Scherzo from Vierne’s Second Organ Symphony, and it was – as Vierne seldom is in the hands of other organists – seductive.” 

Trinity College welcomes the public to this free musical event.

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Trinity College Chapel, Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here


Leo Sowerby: Toccata

J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWV 529; Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 548

Cesar Franck: Choral No. 2 in B minor

Jean Alain: Trois Danses

Louis Vierne: Aria and Final, from Symphony No. 6, opus 59