Tuesday, October 8, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W. Temple Street
Organist: Graham Blyth
Visit the newly completed Dobson Organ at the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The specially organized event will feature a lunchtime performance by Graham Blyth, the AES resident organ recitalist. His program will include: Antonio Solers The Emperor's Fanfare, Cesar Francks Chorale No. 3 in A Minor, Olivier Messiaens Dieu Parmi Nous, plus works by J. S. Bach and Louis Vierne. Mr. Blyths performance will be preceded by a series of presentations from the design and installation team for the Dobson Organ, and will be followed by a brief lecture from Dennis Paoletti, the Cathedrals acoustical consultant. Graham Blyth received his early musical training as a Junior Exhibitioner at Trinity College of Music in London, England. Subsequently at Bristol University, he took up conducting, performing Bachs St. Matthew Passion before he was 21. He holds diplomas in Organ Performance from the Royal College of Organists, The Royal College of Music, and the Trinity College of Music. In the late 1980s he renewed his studies with Sulemita Aronowsky for piano and with Robert Munns for organ. Mr. Blyth made his international debut with an organ recital at St. Thomas Church, New York, in 1993, and since then has played in San Francisco (Grace Cathedral), Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, and Paris (Madeleine Church). He gives numerous concerts each year, principally as an organist and a pianist, but also as a conductor and a harpsichord player. Mr. Blyth is founder and technical director of Soundcraft. He divides his time between his main career as a designer of professional audio equipment and organ-related activities. He has lived in Wantage, Oxfordshire, U.K., since 1984, where he is currently artistic director of the Wantage Chamber Concerts and director of the Wantage Festival of Arts. He is also founder and conductor of the Challow Chamber Singers & Players. He is involved with Musicom Ltd., a British company at the leading edge of the pipe organ control system and digital pipe synthesis design. He also acts as tonal consultant to the Saville Organ Company and is recognized as one of the leading voicers of digital pipe modeling systems.