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Organ Recital Series

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Take a few minutes each week to let beautiful music wash over you, quiet your mind, and center your heart as we journey through Lent. Every Saturday in Lent at 12:15pm. 



February 20, 2016 Michael Boney, organist

February 27, 2016 JinHee Kim, organist

March 5, 2016 Peter Rogahn, organist

March 12, 2016 Dalong Ding, organist

March 19, 2016 Matthew Middleton, organist


Short Biographies


Michael Boney, D.Min.


Michael Boney is the Canon for Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. Previously, he served for 12 years as Canon Musician for St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral in Boise, Idaho. There he conducted two choirs, accompanied four to five services on weekends and started a concert series. He holds a Doctor of Ministry in Art and Theology from Wesley Theological Seminary, and a Master of Music in Sacred Music and Organ Performance and Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance from East Carolina University.



Adagio by Denis Bédard  (b. 1950)

Aria by Andrew Carter (b. 1939)

Psalm-Prelude Op. 32, No. 1 by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

“I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me and saved me from all my troubles”

Psalm 34. v. 6

Six Short Preludes and Postludes Op. 101, No. 1 by C. V. Stanford (1852-1924)

Toccata in b by Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)


JinHee Kim


Jinhee Kim is pursuing her doctoral degree in Organ at Indiana University, studying with Dr. Christopher Young. She has garnered accolades in international organ competitions, including as winner of the San Marino/Elizabeth Elftman Organ Competition in 2010, finalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition in 2013, and winner of the first American round of the Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition in 2015. Jinhee is currently serving as a Music Director and Organist at First Presbyterian Church in Martinsville, IN.


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, WoO 10

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Choral Prelude on 'Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele', BWV 654

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939): Improvisation sur le 'Te Deum'

Louis Vierne (1870-1937): Cantilène from Organ Symphony No. 3, Op. 28


Peter Rogahn


Peter Rogahn enjoys a career as an organist, pianist, choral director, and teacher. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance and Literature at Indiana University.

He also serves as Precentor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. Peter received a

Performer Diploma and a Master of Music degree from IU, and a Bachelor of Music degree from

Concordia College. His principal teachers include: Christopher Young, Peter Nygaard, and

Harold Rutz.



Phantasie für Orgel über den Choral: Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott, Op. 27 by Max Reger (1873-1916)


Symphonie No. 3, Op. 28 by Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

I. Allegro maestoso

III. Intermezzo

IV. Adagio

V. Final


Dalong Ding


Dalong Ding is a Master of Music student at Indiana University, studying with Janette Fishell. Originally from Shanghai, China, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Conservatory and a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in Piano Performance. His major organ teachers have been Katherin Meloan and Mcneil Robinson.



J.S.Bach ,Toccata and Fugue in d minor "Dorian", BWV 538


J.S.Bach, Leipzig Chorales:


                                                Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665


                                                O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656


Louis Vierne, Pieces de Fantaisie, Suite 1, Op 51, Andantino; Intermezzo


Felix Mendelssohn, Sonata in A Major Op. 65 No. 3, 1st movement :Con moto maestoso


Matthew Middleton

Matthew Middleton is Associate Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis and a doctoral student in organ at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has previously worked as the assistant organist at Trinity Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, organ scholar at Bristol Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe Church in England, and as a music teacher in Egypt and Palestine. He holds degrees from Indiana University (MM), Boston University (MM, Music Ed.), the University of Texas at Austin (BM), and the AAGO diploma.



Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata IV in B Flat Maj, Op. 65/4 (1845/46)

I. Allegro con brio

II. Andante religioso

III. Allegretto

IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622


Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Praeludium in G


Max Reger (1873-1916)

From Monologe-Zwölf Stücke, Op. 63 (1902)

V. Introduction f-moll

VI. Passacaglia f-moll


Lenten Offerings at CCC

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Lenten Offerings at Christ Church Cathedral


 Estacion de Cuaresma 
en Christ Church Cathedral
Join us on many journeys throughout Lent this year. 

  Los invitamos a ser parte del Caminar con Cristo en esta Cuaresma 

Stations of The Cross
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem; Walking the Way of the Cross with Jesus, through the eyes of four artists. Through Lent we will have a variety of artists depictions of the Stations of the Cross. 


Adora a su propio ritmo, con estaciones de la cruzmostrado en  la Nave durante la Cuaresma. Un folleto estará disponible para su uso.

Contact Rev. Shannon for more information
Lenten Quiet Day | Feb. 13th

Join us on Saturday, February 13th from 10am to 2pm at the Cathedral for a reflective start to Lent. We will enjoy lectio divina, contemplative prayer, and labyrinth and Anglican prayer bead making. A light lunch will be provided for $5.

Únase a nosotros el 13 de Sábado, febrero 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. en la Catedral para un comienzo pensativo de la Cuaresma. Vamos a disfrutar de la lectivo divina, la oractión contemplativa, el laberinto, y la fabricación de rosarios anglicanos. Un almuerzo ligero será proporcionado por $ 5.

Contact Judy Lovchik for more information
Wednesday Book Study
Join Cathy Bhathena and the Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee in a reading of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander.

Únase a Cathy Bhathena y el Comité Diocesano de Lucha contra el Racismo en un estudio del libro "The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" por Michelle Alexander. El libro estasólo disponible en Inglés.

Contact Cathy Bhathena for more information
Friday Home Meditations

Travel to homes throughout Indianapolis to meet and meditate On The Way: Seven Reflections on Life with Jesus. This bilingual Spanish and English series will meet every Friday night. 

Durante los Viernes de Cuaresma tendremos las meditaciones en los hogares, el tema de este año sera: Juntos en el Camino con Cristo, el material esta disponible en Español e Inglés . Los esperamos todos los Viernes a las 6 p.m

Contact  Veronica Godinez for more information

Saturday Organ Recitals
Take a few minutes each week to let beautiful music wash over you, quiet your mind, and center your heart as we journey through Lent. Every Saturday in Lent, 12:15-1pm.

Tómase unos minutos cada semana para dejarse llevar la música hermosa, tranquilar a su mente, y centrarse su corazón mientras viajamos a través de la Cuaresma. Todos los sábados de Cuaresma, 12:15 - 1pm.

Contact Matthew Middleton for more information



United Thank Offering: Feb. 28th

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The United Thank Offering, or UTO, is a ministry of the Episcopal Church.  For over 125 years, the UTO has provided grants to assist those in need of medical care, food, education, and shelter. With UTO we discover that thankfulness leads to greater generosity. You play an important role in changing the lives of those around the city and around the world! 


UTO receives thank offerings and distributes the monies as grants to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion throughout the world.


Bring an offering to church on February 28th to show your thanks. The Cathedral Women will match all offerings up to $1,500! UTO blue boxes and information are available at the back of the church through February. 



Ash Wednesday

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It's time to take off the masks we wear to hide our stress, family burdens, and things we've said or left unsaid. Next Wednesday we are invited to do a strange but wonderful thing: take a step of vulnerability and wear a symbol that says, "I am made of dust and to dust I shall return." This symbol on our foreheads also presents an opportunity to proclaim the grace we find in a loving God.

We hope to see you on one of our many Ash Wednesday services next week. If you are unable to make it, visit the Circle for Ashes on the Go.
-Rev. Canon Shannon MacVean-Brown
Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
February 10
7 am, 12:05 pm, 5:30 pm, 7 pm (in Spanish)       
Ashes to Go (on the lawn)
February 10
7:30-9 am, 11 am-1:30 pm, 4-5:30 pm







Nathaniel Dett Chorale

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The Music Ministry of Christ Church Cathedral will host a concert on February 13 at 7pm featuring the Nathaniel Dett Chorale in celebration of Black History.  The Chorale specializes in presenting a blend of Afrocentric music throughout Canada and the United States.  This concert is free and open to the public.  Please help us celebrate the musical contributions of Black Americans, Canadians, and Africans, which is a significant part of the rich musical tapestry of the United States.


Robert Nathaniel Dett, often known as R. Nathaniel Dett, was born on October 11, 1882 in Drummondville, Ontario (now part of Niagara Falls, Ontario) the son of Charlotte Washington Dett and Robert T. Dett.  Charlotte was a native of Drummondville while his father was from the United States.  


Nathaniel was among the first Black composers during the early years of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.  He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  It was at Oberlin when he was first introduced to the idea of using spirituals in classical style.  He became the first black student to complete the five-year course at Oberlin.  After completing his Bachelor of Music degree,  Nathaniel become the first black director of music at the Hampton Institute in Virginia where he maintained the position from 1913 to 1932.  In 1929, he traveled to France to study at the Fountainebleau school of music with Nadia Boulanger and then earned a Masters of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1932.


Dett joined the United Service Organization as a choral advisor to contribute to the war efforts.  Traveling with this chorus, he died of a heart attack on October 2, 1943.  He is buried in the town of his birth at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month at Christ Church Cathedral with a concert featuring the Nathaniel Dett Chorale.  The concert is free and open to the public!  All are welcome!

Canon Michael Boney



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