Richard Pinel
Grace Davidson

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Dupré: Symphonie-Passion Op 23

Richard Pinel organ

Grace Davidson soprano

This great organ symphony depicting the life of Christ began life in 1921 as an improvisation on the Grand Court Organ inside the John Wanamaker Department Store in Philadelphia! Dupré's improvisation was based on four melodies suggested by audience members including the Easter chants Stabat mater dolorosa and Adoro te devote.

In today’s performance – the first lunchtime concert in our Holy Week Festival – organist Richard Pinel is joined by soprano Grace Davidson, who sings the chants on which this mesmerizing work is based.

The performance lasts approximately 40 minutes

Venue: Temple Church
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"When panache is required, Pinel can produce it with sizzling effect"

Organists' Review

"Grace Davidson has one of the most beautiful and pure soprano voices on earth"

Eric Whitacre


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