Music at St. James Cathedral Summer Organ Recital Series: Richard Elliott


7:00 pm-8:30 pm


St. James Cathedral
804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104, First Hill

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J.S. Bach, arr. Hebble – Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29, Wir danken dir, Gott
Mozart, arr. Dupré – Fantasie in F minor, K. 608
Vierne – Berceuse, from 24 Pieces in Free Style, Op. 31, No. 19
Franck – Final in B-flat Major, Op. 21
Purvis – St. Francis Suite
Three Civil War Songs
– Traditional, arr. R. Elliott – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
– Traditional, arr. Leonardo Ciampa – Shenandoah
– melody by George Root; arr. R. Elliott – The Battle Cry of Freedom
arr. R. Elliott – Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Weaver – Sine Nomine (For All the SaintsWhen the Saints Go Marching In)
Wagner, arr. Lemare – The Ride of the Valkyries

Richard Elliott is the Principal Organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. For the past 26 years he has accompanied the choir on its weekly radio and TV broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word,” as well as on dozens of CDs and DVDs, and in the choir’s annual PBS Christmas special.

He also has a busy solo career, having given thousands of organ concerts on Temple Square and all over North America and Europe, and having performed at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists. He is featured on seven organ CDs and is also a published composer and arranger of music for organ, choir, and orchestra.

Before becoming a Tabernacle organist in 1991, Dr. Elliott was an assistant professor of organ at Brigham Young University, and for several years he was an assistant organist at the John Wanamaker Department Store (now Macy’s) in Philadelphia, home to the world’s largest functioning pipe organ. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he received his early musical training at the Peabody Conservatory. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and MM and DMA degrees from the Eastman School of Music.

Suggested donation: $15.00. Passes can be purchased in advance at or at the door.

Join us after each concert in the 2017 Summer Organ Recital Series for a gelato reception in the Cathedral courtyard!

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