Christopher Houlihan

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ArtsNash Review: “The stars align for organist Christopher Houlihan’s concert in Nashville”

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

ArtsNash Review: “The stars align for organist Christopher Houlihan’s concert in Nashville”

By Michael Harrison ArtsNash March 2, 2014 The success of organ recitals, as much or more than other types of concerts, depend on a fortuitous coming together of performer, instrument and acoustic setting. On Friday evening, those elements aligned perfectly in a virtuoso performance byChristopher Houlihan, playing the Lively-Fulcher organ at Christ Church Cathedralin downtown Nashville....

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ArtsNash Music Preview: Organ phenom Christopher Houlihan will perform at Christ Church Cathedral

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

ArtsNash Music Preview: Organ phenom Christopher Houlihan will perform at Christ Church Cathedral

By John Pitcher ArtsNash February 28, 2014 “People have a lot of misconceptions about the organ,” says organ virtuoso Christopher Houlihan, who was on the phone during one of his rare breaks in concertizing. “They think of it as either a spooky instrument or a boring church instrument. My mission is to change people’s attitudes.” Houlihan, a 26-year-old organ phenom who has earned rave reviews...

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Greenville News: “A whole symphony for the organ”

Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014

Greenville News: “A whole symphony for the organ”

By Paul Hyde The Greenville News February 9, 2014 No wonder the organ is called the King of Instruments. It produces a majestic array of musical emotion. “Organ music can do everything from crush you with its sound to offer some of the softest and gentlest purring sounds imaginable,” said Christopher Houlihan, who at 26 has been called one of the most gifted organists of his generation. Houlihan...

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Coming up in February

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Coming up in February

Performances coming up this month in South Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee. Christopher will perform music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Duruflé, and César Franck’s Grande Pièce Symphonique.   GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9th 3:00pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Students. Available by calling 864-244-0453 FREDERICK, MARYLAND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY23rd...

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“Yep, he’s really good.”

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013

“Yep, he’s really good.”

Listing in The Kansas City Star November 16, 2013 “…Christopher Houlihan focuses on the classical organ repertoire, but that doesn’t mean his concerts are any less sonically spectacular… Yep, he’s really good.” Read more here: www.kansascity.com Share this:Share on...

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Christopher Houlihan combines flamboyance, reverence in mostly French program (music review)

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013

Christopher Houlihan combines flamboyance, reverence in mostly French program (music review)

By Michael Huebner AL.com October 28, 2013 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – In the two years since Christopher Houlihan last fired up the Jane Slaughter Hardenburgh organ at Samford University’s Reid Chapel, he has amassed a sizable collection of accolades for his solo engagements, notably for his interpretations of French repertoire. He chose one of those French composers, Charles-Marie Widor, to...

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An orchestra at his fingertips

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

An orchestra at his fingertips

By Keith Loria September 24, 2013 The Princeton Packet When thinking about an exciting, fun night out listening to music, visions of an electric guitar, jazz piano or classical violin might come to mind. Rarely, does one think about an organ. Christopher Houlihan has changed that perception, dazzling audiences with his dynamic organ performances around the country. Music has always been a part...

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Christopher Houlihan on Better Connecticut

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013

Christopher Houlihan on Better Connecticut

Christopher was interviewed by Scot Haney of WFSB Channel 3 Connecticut in advance of his performance at Trinity College for the AGO Regions I & II Convention. WFSB Channel 3 Share this:Share on...

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Christopher Houlihan and Patrick Greene Interview – Kitchen Sink of Jazz

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013

Christopher Houlihan and Patrick Greene Interview – Kitchen Sink of Jazz

Christopher Houlihan and composer Patrick Greene were interviewied this morning on the Kitchen Sink Of Jazz on WRTC-FM in Hartford. The interview by Bob Parzych previews Mr. Houlihan’s concert tonight at Trinity College Chapel and the world premire of Patrick Greene’s Steel Symphony. Click below to listen to the interview....

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Christopher Houlihan returns home to perform at Trinity College Chapel

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Christopher Houlihan returns home to perform at Trinity College Chapel

On Tuesday, July 2 at 8:00 pm at The Trinity College Chapel (300 Summit St. Hartford, CT) Chrstopher Houlihan will perform works by Bach, Durufle and Liszt, and the world premiere of Steel Symphony by Patrick Greene (also a Trinity College alumnus), which was commissioned by the Trinity College Chapel for this occasion. The concert is a featured event of the American Guild of Organists Regional...

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