On the evening of Thursday November 14, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary hosted a concert at Immaculate Conception Chapel performed by the world renowned organist, Christopher Houlihan.
The concert marked the first time a public performance was played on the chapel’s organ which was purchased and installed in 2009 through the generous efforts of the Knights of Columbus.
The community was privileged to experience the concert by Christopher Houlihan, a graduate of the Julliard School, who is regarded as one of the world’s premier organists. Houlihan has received high regards from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.
In addition to his preparation at Julliard, he also studied at the French National Regional Conservatory in Versailles where he earned the “Prix de Perfectionnement” (equivalent to a university artist’s diploma in the US). He also served as assistant musician at the American Cathedral in Paris where he had the honor of performing for then President and Mrs. George W. Bush. Mount St. Mary’s was honored to have a musician of such repute play on our organ.