Corrado Cavalli in Concert

Saturday, October 12th at 7:00 pm, join Organist in Residence, Maestro Corrado Cavalli, for an extraordinary concert featuring music in The German tradition, from the Baroque to Reger.

All welcome and admission is a free will donation. Proceeds from this concert to benefit the Les Turner ALS Foundation (5550 West Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077) in memory of Joseph G. Phelps.

Come hear the magnificent organ 'Tina Mae' and it's 3,790 pipes!


Fantasia and Fugue in a minor BWV 904
by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654
by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

O Gott, du frommer Gott Op. 122 n 7
by Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

O Welt, ich muss dich lassen Op. 122 n 11
by Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Nearer, my God, to Thee
by Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877 - 1933)

Symphonic poem Orpheus
by Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)

Pilgrim’s Chorus from Tannhäuser
(arr. F. Liszt) by Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

Introduction and Passacaglia in d
by Max Reger (1873 – 1016)

*An optional tour of St. John Cantius Church will be held after the concert.


Corrado CavalliCorrado Cavalli, a native of Turin, Italy, is the organist of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago since June, 2015. He studied at the National Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin where he was awarded two Master’s Degrees, one in organ (summa cum laude), and another in Choral Conducting and Choral Composition (summa).

He attended master-classes held by the notable professors at the “Haarlem International Academy for organists” in the Netherlands. Among his several honors and prizes he won the 12th National Organ Competition “Città di Viterbo” (Pinchi Prize) and he has been recently awarded the Brownson Fellowship for his Doctoral Studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

As organ soloist he has performed in many international festivals, cathedrals and concert halls in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, U.K, Poland, Principauté de Monaco, Slovakia and in the U.S.A. He has also played with such orchestras as the Italian National Symphonic Orchestra of Rai, the French “Ensemble Orchestral des Alpes et de la Mer,” and the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino. He has recorded for Biretta Books, De Montfort, AimHigher, Sony Classical, Elegia Records, and ElleDiCi music labels, and he has published for Biretta Books in Chicago and for the Italian edition, “Armeiln musica.”

As a musicologist and a professor of music, he has given master-classes and lectures on Italian organ music literature, with a focus on the repertoire of the Romantic and Contemporary periods, with a particular emphasis on the music of Torino. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.