Great Organ Music at Yale | Renée Anne Louprette

Event time: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Music of Marais, Vierne, Isoir, and more



Te Deum, Op. 11 (1958)                                                         Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)


Alcyone, Suite des Airs à Joüer (1706)                                    Marin Marais (1656-1728)      

            Transcription for organ by Renée Anne Louprette



            Marche pour les Bergers et le Bergères

            Menuet pour les Bergers et les Bergères

            Deuxième Menuet pour les mêmes

            Bourée pour les Bergers et les Bergères

            Prélude de l’Acte Troisième

            Chaconne pour les Tritons


Six Variations sur un Psaume Huguenot, Op. 1 (1974)          André Isoir (b. 1935)  




Marche américaine, Op. 31                                                    Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)     

            Transcription by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)                                                                          


Pièces de Fantaisie, Deuxième Suite, Op. 53                          Louis Vierne (1870-1937)



            Hymne au soleil

            Feux follets

            Clair de lune



A r t i s t  B i o g r a p h y

Hailed by the New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York’s finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established a formidable international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor, and teacher. She is University Organist and Coordinator of the Organ Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a former member of the organ faculties of the Manhattan School of Music; The Hartt School, University of Hartford; and the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University.

Renée Anne Louprette was appointed Associate Director of Music of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York in 2015 following a one-year term as Interim Organist. She is the former Director of Music at the Church of Notre Dame, Organist and Associate Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Wall Street, and Associate Director of Music at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola.

An active freelance keyboardist, Ms. Louprette has performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Voices of Ascension, Clarion Music Society, American Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, New York Choral Society, Oratorio Society of New York, and Piffaro. She has appeared in Carnegie, Zankel, Avery Fisher, Alice Tully and Merkin Halls, and Miller Theatre of Columbia University. In February 2015, she collaborated with the Los Angeles Dance Project in a performance at Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Renée Anne Louprette has performed throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Westminster Abbey and the Temple Church in London, St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh and Dunblane Cathedral (Scotland), Galway Cathedral and Dún Laoghaire (Ireland). Her recording of the Great Eighteen Chorales of J. S. Bach on the Metzler Organ in the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, England was released in 2014 to international acclaim and named one of the top classical music recordings of the year by The New York Times.

Additional European festival appearances include Magadino, Switzerland; In Tempore Organi, Italy; Ghent and Hasselt, Belgium; Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark; and Toulouse Les Orgues, France. She appeared as organ soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, in a performance of Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony broadcast live on ABC radio. She regularly performs at regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and has been featured at two national conventions: 2010 in Washington, D.C. at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and 2014 in Boston where she presented the world premiere of Pamela Decker’s Faneuil Hall commissioned for the occasion of the convention.

Renée Anne Louprette holds a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude in piano performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in organ performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. She was awarded a Premier Prix - mention très bien from the Conservatoire National de Région de Toulouse, France and a Diplôme Supérieur in organ performance from the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Musique et de Danse de Toulouse studying with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, and improvisation with Philippe Lefebvre. She completed additional studies with Dame Gillian Weir, James David Christie, and Guy Bovet.

Ms. Louprette is a former member of the Executive Boards of the Greater Hartford and New York City Chapters of the American Guild of Organists and former Chair of the International Performer of the Year committee.

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