Organum Mariales Organ Concert

Renowned organists Dr. Lynn Trapp and Neil Weston to perform at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri on Friday Oct. 12, 2018 at 7:00pm.

A prayerful and virtuosic organ recital including music based on the chant melodies pictured in the windows of the Shrine Church.

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Program Details

Duet: Sonata in d minor, Opus 30 (Allegro Moderato)
Gustav Merkel (1827-1885)

Praeludium in G
Vincent Lubeck (1656-1740)

Salutation, Petition, and Acclamation on Salve Regina

Regina Caeli
Dr. Lynn Trapp

Toccata, Fugue et Hymne on
Ave Maris Stella
Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Fugue on the Magnificat (BWV 733)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Naji Hakim (b. 1955)

1. Incantation
2. Pastorale
3. Antienne
4. Hymne
5. Danse

Saluto Angelico from Cathedral Windows
Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Toccata on Salve Regina
Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)

Duet: Concerto in C (Allegro)
Johann Ernst-Prinz Von Sachsen-Weimar (1696-1715)


About Dr. Lynn Trapp

Dr. Lynn Trapp holds a distinguished career as concert organist, choral conductor, liturgical pianist, author, composer and liturgist. He serves as Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baltimore and is an organist at the Basilica of the Assumption of Mary, America’s first cathedral. Prior to this appointment he served St. Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis for nearly twenty years.

From conducting orchestra and chorus at Carnegie Hall in NYC to performing recitals at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, his career has taken him across the U.S. and Europe.

As presenter and clinician, he serves conferences and conventions especially for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. This July he served as co-chair of the 2018 NPM national convention held in Baltimore.

He is the composer of more than 100 keyboard and choral compositions published by several major publishers. Most recently he was commissioned to compose an organ work for Harvard University Chapel in Boston, which will be premiered there next May.

As co-director of the American Pilgrimage Choir he has conducted choir performance tours to thirteen European countries and the Holy Land.

Dr. Trapp is the recipient of prestigious awards including the National Presser Foundation Award and the International Spirit and Truth Award from the University of Notre Dame.

In 2011, the University of Notre Dame invited him to establish his career archives in perpetuity at the Hesburgh Library.

He holds degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, University of Notre Dame, and after beginning doctoral work at the Eastman School of Music he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas.

Lynn is a native of Perryville, Missouri and has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Perryville High School. He formerly served as musician and adjunct faculty member for St. Mary’s Seminary, and organist/pianist for the Shrine.


About Neil Weston

Neil Weston is one of the world’s leading church musicians, with a distinguished career as an organist, conductor, composer and educator. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, emigrated to the United States in early 2000.  Since 2011, he has served as the Director of Music at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church in downtown Washington DC, where he oversees a unique and genuinely influential program, ministering to a diverse congregation, including large numbers of visitors and tourists from all over the world. In this role, he conducts the renowned all-professional St. Stephen Martyr Choir, which sings every Sunday of the year, leading congregational singing notable for its quality and vigor.

A graduate of the University of London and the Royal Academy of Music, he has taught at institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, including several years as a member of the Music Faculty at George Washington University.

He has played professionally on five continents, and his work appears on over a dozen commercial recordings across the globe. His performance style has been described by Musicweb as “exuding confidence, clarity, and precision”; American Record Guide complimented his “admirable playing”, and The Organ Magazine has praised his “superb performances”. As a conductor, The Washington Post complimented the “rapt performance under Neil Weston’s baton” of the US premier of the Requiem by internationally renowned composer Bob Chilcott.