Chapel Artist Series to Conclude with Performance by Renowned Performer and Teacher William Porter

The Chapel Artist Series at the College of the Holy Cross will conclude the season with a performance by internationally acclaimed organist William Porter on Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m. in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. The performance will include several improvisations in diverse styles as well as works by J.S. Bach. The event is free and open to the public.

Porter is a professor of music at McGill University in Montreal and specializes in improvisation. He has taught organ, harpsichord, music history, music theology and improvisation at the New England Conservatory, Yale University, and Eastman School of Music. He has obtained degrees from both Oberlin College and Yale University, where he was also the director of music at the Yale Divinity School from 1971-73.

Porter is widely known as a performer and teacher in the U.S. and Europe. He has achieved international recognition for his skill and improvisation utilizing a wide variety of styles, both ancient and modern. Porter has performed at many international festivals and academies including North German Organ Academy, the Italian Academy of Music for the Organ, the Smarano Organ and Clavichord Academy, Organfestival Holland, the Göteborg International Organ Academy, the Boston Early Music Festival, and the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

For more information about the Chapel Artist Series, please call the music department at 508-793-2296, or visit the department’s website.