Cathedral of Notre Dame Organist to perform at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Jean-Pierre Leguay, organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, will perform a concert on Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the St. Joseph Memorial Chapel at Holy Cross.

The program will include organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of his death, and will end with an improvisation.

Leguay, who has been blind since birth, is Professor of Organ at the Dijon Conservatory.  He was the organist for the funerals of French President Francois Mitterand and explorer Jacques Cousteau.  One of France's most distinguished composers, he has won prizes for interpretation, improvisation and composition.

Holy Cross' award-winning Taylor and Boody Organ, a 52-foot high, 10-ton instrument designed in the tradition of 16th and 17th century Dutch and north German organs, was built in a two-year period by a team of craftsmen led by George K. Taylor and John Boody.  It was dedicated in March 1985.

Admission to the concert, part of the Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series, is free and open to the public.