2022 PS Jacob Benda
Grace Church Cathedral
98 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC 29401
This event is free and open to the public - No ticket or reservation is needed
APRIL ANDRES, violin
Choral-Improvisation sur le “Victimae Paschali Laudes” Charles Tournemire
Reconstructed by Maurice Duruflé
The Lark Ascending (1914) Ralph Vaughn Williams
April Andres, violin (1872–1958)
Suite française (d’après Claude Gervaise) FP 80 (1935) Francis Poulenc
Bransle de Bourgogne – Pavane – Petite marche militaire – (1899–1963)
Complainte – Bransle de Champagne – Sicilienne – Carillon
The Phoenix (1933) (South Carolina Premiere) David Bednall
April Andres, violin (b.1979)
Afternoon of a Toad Clarence Mader
Dr. Jacob Benda, Chapel Organist & Assistant Director of Music at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, has been featured as solo recitalist and lecturer at universities, festivals and cathedrals throughout the United States. He will make his European debut in August 2022 playing solo concerts at Magdeburg Cathedral and Peter-Paulskirche in Germany. Enthusiastic about new music, Jacob has premiered works by composers such as Pamela Decker, James Sclater, Gary Bachlund, and in spring 2022 he gave the world premiere of Concerto No.2 for Organ and Orchestra by James Callahan. During the past decade he has championed the music of 20th century composer Clarence Mader; his landmark recording, Music at Midnight, A Tonal Palette, Organ Music by Clarence Mader, is recorded on Centaur Label, CRC 3361. Dr. Benda is a published author, organ consultant, and currently serves as the Dean of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund based in Los Angeles. In 2015 he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University under the mentorship of concert organist Herndon Spillman, protégé of Maurice Duruflé. Dr. Benda is represented by Seven Eight Artists.
Angel Andres graduated from the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Minnesota in 2020. Most recently, Angel graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Music in violin performance, where she will begin studies in the doctoral program this fall (2022).
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