Living Catholic e-News February 2019
French artists performing at Cathedral
Internationally acclaimed organist Johann Vexo and vocalist Damien Rivière will perform a free concert at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Friday February 15.
Born in 1978 in the north-eastern French city of Nancy, Vexo was appointed choir organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris when he was 25. Soon after he was also appointed organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral in Nancy. After teaching at the Angers Conservatory for 10 years, he is now Professor of Organ at the Conservatory and at the Superior Music Academy in Strasbourg.
Vexo has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Russia, also appearing as a featured artist in numerous international music festivals and organ series.
Rivière sings with numerous early music groups, including the William Byrd ensemble, Venance Fortunat, Vox Cantoris, Energeia, and the Vocal Ensemble of Notre-Dame de Paris. As an oratorio soloist, he can be heard singing Baroque repertoire and has also sung a variety of cantatas including many works of Bach. The free concert on Friday will begin at 7pm.
See February e-newsletter here.