Recital Series "Veni Creator Spiritus" on the Holy Ghost Organ, Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore
  • Mount Calvary Church of Baltimore, Maryland,
    announces a gala recital series entitled "Veni Creator Spiritus"
    beginning this Friday, January 14, and extending through the beginning of June.

    The series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Holy Ghost Organ, a landmark Baroque-inspired instrument built by Charles Brenton Fisk in collaboration with Flentrop Orgelbouw. The first sizeable mechanical-action, historically-informed organ built by an American workshop, the large two-manual instrument inspired a generation of organists and was designed to complement a music program centered on Gregorian chant propers and polyphonic motets and ordinaries. Five splendid organists will present varied, compelling programs specially tailored to the colors of this unique instrument and its lively acoustic setting.

    The first recital (Friday, January 14, 7:30 pm) by the Rev'd Jack Whritenour of Shelton, CT, will include works by Handel, d'Aquin, Guilmant, Willan, and Titcomb. Further recitals will be presented in February (Ryan Murphy of the Pittsburg Oratory), March (Christa Rakich of New England Conservatory), April (Michael Lawrence of Saint Paul's Church [Latin Mass] of Philadelphia), and June (Chelsea Barton, award-winning student at Eastman).

    Mount Calvary Church is an historic Anglo-Catholic parish preparing for entrance into full communion with the Catholic Church.
    816 North Eutaw Street, at Madison Street, Madison Avenue, and Martin Luther King Boulevard
    Admission is free and open to the public.
    Easy, abundant, free, secure parking!
    A reception follows each recital.