De Profundis: The music of Marcel Dupré

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On Friday, May 28 at 2:00pm ET Vasari Singers and Saint Thomas Church premiered a unique livestream collaboration featuring Organist and Director of Music, Jeremy Filsell and Vasari Singers Conductor, Jeremy Backhouse in a unique celebration of Marcel Dupré’s life and music marking 50 years since his death. Visit the Vasari Singers website for details on how to view this FREE livestream presentation.


Jeremy Backhouseconductor

Jeremy Filsellorgan

Rebecca Kellermansoprano

John RamseyerTenor

Richard Lippold, Bass

 Vasari Singers and Saint Thomas Church present a unique celebration of Marcel Dupré’s life and music marking 50 years since his death.

 This hour-long livestream will open with a brief overview of the extraordinary career of French organ prodigy and composer Marcel Dupré, presented by Jeremy Backhouse and featuring Dupré scholar and virtuoso organist Dr. Jeremy Filsell. A complete performance of Dupré’s De Profundis, Op. 18 follows the discussion. This nine-movement work lasting around 45 minutes was composed in 1917 and was dedicated by the composer to the French soldiers who fell in World War I. The broadcast presents elements of the Vasari recording of this work conducted by Jeremy Backhouse (2001-02) intercut with solo movements recorded in April 2021 especially for this broadcast at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York with soloists from the choir led by Jeremy Filsell playing the Miller-Scott Organ.

 This FREE livestream event premieres on Friday, May 28, at 2:00pm ET on the Vasari Singers YouTube Channel and is available thereafter. All details on the Vasari Singers website.