Organist Crista Miller To Perform at Cathedral of Christ the Light Oakland

Organist Crista Miller To Perform at Cathedral of Christ the Light Oakland

Sunday Apr 06, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison Street,
Oakland, CA 94612
http://www.ctlcathedral.org/
Admission is free of charge, with a  free-will offering.
(510) 832-5057

Organist Christa Miller will perform in concert at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, showcasing the variety of tonal colors of the cathedral’s Conroy Memorial Organ.   Ms. Miller is Director of
Music for the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas, and one of few female organists to head cathedral music programs.   She will perform works by Bach, Pachelbel, César Franck as well as works of the Lebanese composer Naji Hakim, and Houston-based composer Daniel Knaggs.    
Admission is free of charge, with a  free-will offering.

Crista Miller is the Director of Music and Cathedral Organist at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart where she chaired the Organ Committee for Martin Pasi’s Opus 19 pipe organ.  She oversees the Celebrity Organ Series and the First Friday University of Houston Series and leads a growing Cathedral music organization, with the Schola Cantorum in high demand for large-Crista Miller Photoscale, festive liturgies.

Dr. Miller is in additional demand as an accompanist, appearing with CANTARE Houston,Houston Masterworks Chorus, the Bay Area Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, and Houston
Children’s Chorus. Formerly choir director/organist at the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas, her service playing as at Third Presbyterian As a solo performer, Dr. Miller has performed in France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic,Denmark, Sweden, and Canada, including featured performances at the Svendbørg
International Organ Festival; the Festival de Órgano de Asturias Cajastur, and two conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

Dr. Miller has been a featured presenter for the Eastman School of Music, the American Guild of Organists Region VII Convention (Albuquerque), the Church Music Association of America (Miami and Pittsburgh), and the University of North Texas’s inaugural Wolff Organ Conference (Denton).  Research on cultural influences in the organ works of Naji Hakim has found Dr. Miller working with the composer in southern France and Paris.  Publication of her work on the Middle Eastern elements in the music of Naji Hakim, and the connection to Charles Tournemire is forthcoming this year in the Church Music Association of America’s volume on Charles Tournemire and his liturgica.

Crista Miller earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in organ performance and literature and the Sacred Music Diploma at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, studying under Hans Davidsson.  There she received the graduate award for
 the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI), a global organ-building project that will ultimately deliver about twenty new organs to the Rochester area.  In addition, she earned the Master of Music degree from the University of Houston’s Moores School
of Music, studying with Robert Bates, Robert Brewer, and Robert Jones.  Previously, she earned the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University,where she studied organ with Gerald Frank.


The Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison Street,
Oakland, CA 94612
http://www.ctlcathedral.org/
 The Cathedral of Christ the Light is located at 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland, between 21st Street and Grand Avenue, across from Lake Merritt. Parking is available at reasonable rates in the Cathedral underground lot. Enter the lot on the 21st street side of the Cathedral Center. Parking information and printable map
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