Christopher Houlihan

Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, July 3 2:00 – 3:00pm


Four Sketches for pedal-piano, opus 58 Robert Schumann 1810-1856

  1. Nicht schnell und sehr markiert (C minor)
  2. Nicht schnell und sehr markiert (C major)
  3. Lebhaft (F minor)
  4. Allegretto (D♭ major)

Master Tallis’s Testament from Six Pieces for organ Herbert Howells 1892-1983

Grande Pièce Symphonique opus 17 César Franck 1822-1890

Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists, praised by the media as “gifted” (New York Times), “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal), and “eloquent” (Los Angeles Times).
Highlights from the 2015-2016 season included debuts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the National Symphony Orchestra, and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2014, Houlihan made his Disney Hall debut, performing with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for which the Los Angeles Times raved, "Houlihan is the next big organ talent."

In the 2016-2017 season, Houlihan presents recitals across the country, and performs Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 with the Columbus (GA) Symphony Orchestra and the organ concerto by Robert Edward Smith with the Boston Chamber Orchestra. In February of 2017, Houlihan released a new all-Bach organ CD on the Azica label, Christopher Houlihan plays Bach (Azica ACD-71314). The CD features Bach's famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor and Houlihan's own arrangement of Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV 971.

Christopher Houlihan lives in Brooklyn, NY, is Director of Music and Organist at The Church of the Holy Apostles in Manhattan and Artist-in-Residence at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Photograph courtesy of Ali Winberry

Christopher Houlihan