Gala Concert (Aaron Tan and Christian Lane)

Gala Concert featuring two CIOC winners
October 21st, 7PM
Ascension of Our Lord Church
Aaron Tan, 1st prize winner of the 2021 CIOC
Christian Lane, 1st prize winner of the 2011 CIOC

Purchase Tickets

General Admission: $20 (in advance) / $25 (at the door)

VIP ticket: $150
with cocktail and charitable donation receipt for $100


First Part: Christian Lane (2011 1st-Prize winner)

César Franck (1822-1890): Choral no. 3 in A Minor
Bruce Mather (né en 1939): For John Grew (2019)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Fantasie and Fugue on B.A.C.H.

Second Part: Aaron Tan (2021 1st-Prize winner)

Fernando Germani (1906-1998): Toccata, op. 12
Rachel Laurin (née en 1961): Poème symphonique pour le Temps de l’Avent, op. 69
Henri Duparc (1848-1933): Aux étoiles (trans. Aaron Tan)
Louis Vierne (1870-1937): Symphonie no. 5, op. 47 (excerpt): Final


Christian Lane

Winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and director of Boston Organ Studio, Christian Lane is one of North America’s most accomplished, respected and dynamic concert organists and teachers. Noted for his “gratifying musical maturity, demonstrated through playing that is suave, elegant, and exciting (The American Organist),” he is a frequent recitalist in North America, Europe, and Asia.  

Christian Lane holds degrees from Yale University and the Eastman School of Music, and has served in many prominent positions, including at Harvard University and Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York). In 2018–19, he served as Visiting Professor of Organ at McGill University in Montréal. Mr. Lane is currently Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland; he recently joined the faculty of Towson University and is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.  

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Aaron Tan

Concert organist Aaron Tan is a leading young artist in North America. He is the only person to have received first-prize in three of the most major North American organ competitions: the Canadian RCCO National Organ Competition, the AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Playing (NYACOP), and most recently in October 2021, the Canadian International Organ Competition.  

Mr. Tan is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Eastman School of Music and also serves as Organist and Director of Music at St. Alban’s Catholic Church (Ordinariate in Rochester, NY). He recently received his MM and MMA from Yale University. Previously he has served as Organ Scholar at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan, Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, and Organ Scholar at the Church of the Resurrection, New York City.

As a scientist, Aaron holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Michigan and worked there as a postdoctoral researcher after earning his degree, studying polymer thin films.