Charles Hogan ~ Organist

A recital with Charles Hogan usually involves a thoughtful, balanced approach to the art of programming and playing.  Hogan is most comfortable with music written since 1900 and with improvisation.  His greatest joys in organ playing include accompanying hymns and psalms.
This past year, Charles was the featured recitalist at the American Guild of Organists Cincinnati Chapter celebration of "The Year of the Organ."  In this recital, he gave the Cincinnati premiere of Stephen Paulus's "Blithely Breezing Along."  Dean Marilyn McClain deemed it a "tremendous musical event" in her letter to the Chapter following the recital.

"Hogan's playing of Tournemire's Improvisation on the 'Te Deum' ensured that the evening ended skillfully with plenty of paean and bravura."

                                            ~ Dr. David Arcus, Classical Voice North Carolina

Listen to the following excerpt of Hogan's playing.

Henri Mulet: Tu es petra (from a performance during A Celebration of the Arts at the seating of diocesan bishop The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal.)

The Year of the Organ Spectacular