Monday Soul Break Concert Series

Monday, October 17, 2022
12:30pm - 1:00pm

Take a 30-minute break for your soul. Free admission.

Alexander Pattavina

Alexander Pattavina is the Associate Organist and Choirmaster at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York, where he also leads St. Bartholomew’s Choristers. Alex earned his Bachelor’s (2018) and Master’s (2020) degrees in Organ Performance from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Paul Jacobs. A native of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Alex was first drawn to his vocation as a chorister at St. Paul's Choir School, Harvard Square: the only Catholic choir school for boys in the country. After graduating, he became their first-ever Organ Scholar. As a Juilliard student, he served as Organ Scholar at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Manhattan and later at Christ Church in Bronxville, New York. For three years, Alex served as Director of Music and Organist at the Church of St. Agnes, a Catholic parish next to Grand Central Terminal.

Alex won First Prize in both the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival (Hartford, CT) and the 2014 L. Cameron Johnson Memorial Competition (Storrs, CT). An avid composer as well, Alex’s composition for choir and organ, All in a Stable Cold and Bare, was written for and premiered by the choir of Christ Church Bronxville. The work is published by Hal Leonard. His organ solo work, Prelude on an Evening Melody, was performed at the opening of the newly restored and renovated Christ Cathedral (Orange County, CA), formerly the Crystal Cathedral.

Alongside the Juilliard organ department, he took part in a historic, eighteen-hour marathon performance of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan, sponsored by WQXR-FM. He has performed with the Juilliard Orchestra and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and is a frequent organ recitalist throughout the United States.

October 2022
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