Episode No. 62 Saturday May 25, 2019 Roger W. Sherman, Musician, Radio Host, Organist, Producer and Publisher
We were able to catch up with one of the busiest men on the planet, Roger Sherman. He was right here on our campus for four days recording our very first CD for Loft Recordings (Gothic). Our choirs enjoyed having him work with us for our premiere recording of the all of the pieces used for our Cathedral Dedication. He has given so much to all of us in the musical world. As Artistic Director, Emeritus. Orcas Choral Society, a 50-voice community chorus, for 6 years he programmed a wide variety of repertoire, including the newly published 1733 version of Bach’s B minor mass, first performances of new works by Dave Brubeck and Andre Thomas (among others). As the Host of “The Organ Loft”, an hour-long weekly radio program about choral and organ music, broadcast throughout Washington and Oregon (25 years), his program is currently KING-FM’s highest-rated program on Sundays in Seattle. After more than 30 years of service, he was named the Associate Organist, Emeritus, Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. Since, 1988, he has been a Publisher/Producer for Loft Recordings, LLC (dba The Gothic Catalog), which publishes audiophile-quality recordings of choral and organ music. He is the Executive Producer of over 300 choral and organ recordings; recording engineer/editor/mastering for dozens of recordings for Loft, Clarion, Gothic and reZound. Loft has become an international leader in its field and has been awarded with several Grammy nominations. (www.gothic-catalog.com) and numerous other awards. In addition to being an amazing musician, Roger has worked for Microsoft, serving as Quality Assurance Manager creating many of the Microsoft program we all use each day. We are thrilled and honored to have had him work with us here at Christ Cathedral to produce our first CD. You will enjoy a fascinating hour with this extraordinary musician who came to visit us in the tower.
MUSIC: La de Belombre Jacques Duphly Roger Sherman, harpsichord
MUSIC: O Beauty Ever Ancient James Buonemani, St. James Choir, Los Angeles
MUSIC: No One Sparrow is Forgotten arr. William Hawley Chorale Arts NW Robert Bode, Conductor
MUSIC: Sure on this Shining Night Morten Lauridsen
MUSIC La Romanensca Antonio Valente Live performance at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Seattle Roger Sherman, Organist
MUSIC: The Altar Roland Martin All Saints Episcopal, Beverly Hills, CA Dale Adelmann, Conductor