“Mr. Higgs’ outstanding virtues are three: very secure finger work, an unusual sense of tempo that is at once buoyant and rock-steady, and an imaginative judgment of organ registrations that subtly exploits a wide range of effects but never insists on showing us the whole range within a single piece.” -The New York Times
“… A brilliant performance by David Higgs. Higgs’s playing was crisp, bright and filled with surprises. His programming was eclectic – in turns fun and whimsical, and serious and searching.” -The Birmingham News
The 2017-18 Cathedral Concert Series opens on Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m., with an organ recital by David Higgs. One of America’s leading concert organists, David Higgs is also Chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. Highly sought after as a performer and pedagogue, Higgs has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad, has inaugurated many important new instruments around the globe, and gives masterclasses on a regular basis. His students have won prizes in prestigious international competitions and hold important positions in leading academic and religious institutions. Though Higgs has played in Birmingham several times before, this will be his debut performance at the Advent. Come hear one of the country’s very best organists.