Alumni Organ Recital with Meg Cutting

Event time: 
Sunday, November 12, 2023 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Meg Cutting ’20 will perform an all-French repertoire on Woolsey Hall’s Newberry Organ, including works by Olivier Latry, Olivier Messiaen, and Charles-Marie Widor. Livestream at this link.

Salve Regina pour orgue et voix - Olivier Latry (b. 1962)

Salve Regina Gregorian chant sung by Jerrick Cavagnaro (M.M. Organ 2020)

I. Salve Regina – Avec la liberté du chant grégorien (With the freedom of Gregorian chant)
II. Vita dulcedo – Calme (Calm)
III. Ad te clamamus – Martelé, sauvage (Hammered, wild)
IV. Ad te suspiramus – Sombre, implacable (Dark, relentless)
V. Eia ergo – Profond (Profound)
VI. Et Jesum – Comme une lente procession (Like a slow procession)
VII. O clemens
Joie et clarté, from Les Corps Glorieux - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Symphonie romane, Op. 73 - Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

I. Moderato
II. Choral
III. Cantilène
IV. Final

A native Oregonian, Meg Cutting is a versatile organist and keyboard accompanist, specializing in classical organ repertoire and sacred music. She has appeared in recitals and performances throughout the United States, and has been featured on radio programs such as Pipedreams, Live! and more recently, WFMT Chicago Classical Radio. In addition to performing as a soloist, Meg enjoys accompanying choirs and solo singers and instrumentalists. In the summer of 2022, she completed a two-year tenure as organ scholar at St. James Cathedral, where she apprenticed with Stephen Buzard. Prior to St. James, she served as the Wilson Family Sacred Music Intern at the Brick Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, New York, where she worked under Minister of Music Keith Tóth.

Meg holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance from the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. During her time there, she studied organ with Martin Jean, organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart, and choral conducting with Jeffrey Douma. Prior to Yale, she received a Bachelor of Music in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied in the studio of Nathan Laube. Meg has developed a passionate interest in the music of twentieth-century French organ composers, such as Messiaen, Alain, Duruflé, and Tournemire.