Ray Cornils | Orgelfest17, The Kotzschmar Organ Summer Series

  • Date: August 22, 2017
  • Time: 07:30 PM
  • Location: Merrill Auditorium, Portland


Portland’s very own Municipal Organist, Ray Cornils, wraps up the Orgelfest17 summer series with the help of Kotzschmar Festival Brass!

Ray Cornils is the 10th Municipal Organist for the City of Portland, a post he has held since 1990. He also serves First Parish Church, UCC, Brunswick, Maine as Minister of Music where for the past 25 years he has led an extensive music program of five vocal and two handbell choirs.

Known for his highly diverse programming, Ray has concertized throughout the United States and Germany, France, Spain, Russia, New Zealand and Ecuador. He has performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s in Philadelphia, the Spreckels Organ in San Diego as well as at the International Festival of Sacred Music in Quito and Portoviejo Ecuador. He has been a featured recitalist for conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. The annual Christmas with Cornils concerts have become a Portland highlight, attracting standing room only audiences.

Pre-concert Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in Merrill Auditorium’s Rehearsal Room. Concert at 7:30pm. Ticket info at www.porttix.com.



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