Today at 4pm there is a special concert at the Protestant Church in the city center in Oranjestad: An hour of Baroque and Romantic music presented by the famous organist and composer, Gabriel Dessauer on the famous Flentrop organ.
Gabriel Dessauer, organist and director
Gabriel Dessauer (1955) is an organist, singer and academic. He was responsible for the sacred music in St. Bonifacious, a church in Wiesbaden between 1981 and 2021. He also directed the choir of St. Bonifacious until 2018. Gabriel is a world renowned organ recitalist. He was organ professor at the faculty of the conservatorium of music of Magnucia. In 1985, he founded the gold of the German-English project, Reger-Chroir. He participated in international conferences and congresses, especially regarding the music of composer Max Reger.
Dessauer gave recitals in Europe and the United States at the National Cathedral in Washington and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. He interpreted the Kotzchmar organ at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, maine and at the cathedral Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.
In 2004, he gave a lecture during the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Los Angeles on the choir music of Max Reger. In 2005, Dessauer played at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in San Diego. In 2010, he gave a recital at St. Ingatius Loyola in New York.
Since 1992, Dessauer conducted events part of the Rheingau Music Festival, called the organ tour, visiting historical organs in the region, from Rheingau to the cathedrals in Worms, Speyer, Wurzburg and Fulda.
In 2014, Dessauer toured in the United States, presenting concerts in Washington National Cathedral, in St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, California, and at the organ in Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.
In November 2015, Dessauer was the organist for a singing event organized by the Dioceses of Limburg in St. Bonifatius. A choir consisting of 150 volunteers studied Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and presented their part during the Wiesbadener Bachwochen festival.
The Protestant Church of Aruba is honored to have Gabriel Dessauer give a beautiful concert in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Entrance for this concert is completely free. The church is an open place for prayer and worship, specially a place of worship for visitors, tourists, and citizens of Aruba.
The church is located on Whilheliminastraat 1, Oranjestad.