Gesu Upper Church
On Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Concert Organist and Milwaukee native Michael Hey will perform classical works in the Church of the Gesu Upper Church. Hey will be performing on the Great Gesu Pipe Organ, the largest pipe organ in Wisconsin and one of the finest instruments of its kind in the world.
Described as "exciting" (The American Organist) and "tremendously virtuosic" (The Straits Times Singapore), Michael Hey has graced concert stages in the U.S. and Asia. In 2010, he made his New York City debut in Alice Tully Hall and has since performed solo recitals at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and the Esplanade in Singapore. In September 2017, Hey received first prize in the Inaugural Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Organ Competition. He graduated from the Juilliard School in the accelerated 5-year degree program where he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in organ performance. Today, he is Assistant Director of Music and Organist of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
"I'll be playing a recital celebrating the 125th anniversary of Gesu Church in Milwaukee," said Hey. "The glorious organ of Gesu and its late organist, John Weissrock, have shaped me into the organist I am today."
This special concert is part of Gesu's 125th Anniversary year celebration in conjunction with the John Weissrock Organ Concert Series.
Free and open to the public. All are welcome!
Here is the concert flyer containing Michael's program - see you there!