We welcome you to the 2018-2019 Cathedral Concert Series at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, IL. We welcome guests from across the Springfield region and beyond. We invite talented local and national musicians to this sacred space. The music that we perform will engage all your senses and provide an opportunity for spiritual and cultural enrichment. The concert series is open to anyone and at no cost.
MARCH 1, 2019 7 PM
Featuring oboist, Bradley Cardella, and soprano, Kara Mernaugh, with accompaniment by Mark Gifford.
Bradley Cardella earned a Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Composition and Theory degree from Illinois State University. During his time at ISU he served as principal oboist and English hornist of the Illinois State University Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. Brad is a recipient of the ISU Mary Jo Brown Scholarship for outstanding service to the department of music and exceptional musical talent, the Lemont Township High School music department award, a director's award from Old Quarry Middle School, and is a three time winner of the Illinois Music Education Association Composition Competition.
Kara Mernaugh, née Robinson, is a Springfield native and has served as a music minister for the Diocese of Springfield since 1994. By day, Kara is the Ed360 Outreach Coordinator at the Illinois State Board of Education. In addition to music ministry, her personal passions include being the Communications Director for Team RWB Springfield, as well as the Family Readiness Group Leader for the 129th Regional Training Institute at Camp Lincoln. Kara and her husband, Seth, are proud fur parents to Dakota and Dolce.
Mark Gifford, accompanist, is the Director of Music and Organist of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He is the coordinating director and host of First Friday Concerts.
FREE and open to the public! All are welcome!
For more information, please contact the Cathedral Parish Offices at 217-522-3342 or email Mark Gifford at email@example.com.
April 5, 2019 at 7 PM
Serephim- Ladies Quintet
May 3, 2019 at 7 PM
Violinist Mr. Kamen Petkov
June 7, 2019
Young Performers in Concert
February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
First Friday Concerts
Sponsored by Staab Funeral Homes
Join the Cathedral for the launch of the First Friday Concert series. The February concert features guest artist, Lukas Hasler. Lukas Hasler (born in 1996) is currently studying organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria and cultural management at the University of Hamburg, Germany. In addition to his participation in the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival, he has already performed at the Tyrolean Festival Erl as well as at the International Organ Festival in Düsseldorf. Lukas has won the “Prima la musica” competition for organ twice. The second time, he also won the “Bärenreiter-Special” prize for his interpretation of a work by J. S. Bach. A year later, “Jugend komponiert”, a competition for young composers, named Lukas as a finalist for his piano and violin suites. The 22-year-old organist, composer and choral conductor has attended master classes with Jean Guillou, Ton Koopman, Ludger Lohmann and Skip Sempé. Lukas is gaining recognition for his colourful and passionate musicality. He has performed many organ recitals in Austria, as well as internationally in Germany, France, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States. For 2019, his plans include performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, Stuttgart and Moscow.
First Friday Concerts at the Cathedral are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Cathedral Offices at 217-522-3342 or contact Katie Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Staab Funeral Homes for their sponsorship and support of the Cathedral Music Ministry and the First Friday Concert Series.