July 28, 2022 – Bridgette Wargovich

Date: July 28, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: St. John's Catholic Church
2022 Summer Concert Series

29th Summer Recital Series Opening Concert

Our opening concert (Thursday, July 28) features Bridgette Wargovich (Portland, ME) performing works of J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and César Franck. Wargovich is Director of Sacred Music and Organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine. A native of Massachusetts, she earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance in 2018 and a Master of Sacred Music degree summa cum laude in 2014, both from Boston University. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled, “The King of Musical Instruments and the Spirit of the Liturgy: The Pipe Organ and Its Liturgical Repertoire Analyzed in Light of Ratzinger’s Theology of Liturgical Music.” The dissertation explored the theology of Pope Benedict XVI, linking his main themes to the pipe organ and its repertoire. Her principal organ teacher was Peter Sykes. Bridgette has a special love for sacred and liturgical music; she is dedicated to preserving and promoting this musical treasure.