Apparition of the Eternal Church


American Guild of Organists
South Broadway Christian Church

With live organ accompaniment
by Frank Perko III
Denver, Colorado
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

Southbank Centre
Pull Out All the Stops festival
and French organ music

Belvedere Road, London
March 29, 2014, 5:15 pm

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Iowa premiere
Vinny Vanucchi’s
180 Main Street
9:30 p.m.
April 20, 2012
***WINNER: Cinema Exploration Award for Originality***

Jacaranda: Music at the Edge of Santa Monica
The Village of the LA Gay & Lesbian Center 
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA
Admission: $20
7 p.m. champagne reception
8 p.m. screening 
April 19, 2012

Outside The Box Festival
Southern Illinois University
April 9, 2011

University of California at Santa Cruz
With live organ accompaniment
by Giovanni Staiano
Presented by the UCSC Center for Cultural Studies; Departments of History of Art and Visual Culture, History of Consciousness, Literature, Sociology, Film and Digital Media; and the Queer Theory Research Cluster
First Congregational Church
March 17, 2011

supperclub San Francisco
May 27, 2010

First Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC
With live organ accompaniment
by Frank Perko III
Englewood, Colorado
February 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m. 

All Saint's Church
Worcester, Mass.
With live organ accompaniment
by Peter Stoltzfus Berton
October 30, 2009, 9 p.m.
Admission: $8 / $6

Vancity Theatre, Vancouver International Film Centre
BC premiere
August 2 and 9, 2009, 7 p.m.
Admission: $10

Oberlin College
Ohio premiere
May 5, 2009, 8 p.m.

The Barbican Centre, London
U.K. premiere
Cinema Three
In conjunction with the Barbican's 7:30 p.m. BBC Symphony Orchestra concert featuring Messiaen's rarely performed Un sourire
Monday, December 8, 2008, 5:45 p.m.

Intro in situ, Maastricht
Netherlands premiere
Nov. 21-23, 2008, 7:45 p.m.
Admission: €5

Loras University, Dubuque
Iowa premiere
Mindframe Theaters
November 13, 2008, 7:00
Free admission

Lawrence University, Appleton
Wisconsin premiere, with live organ accompaniment
by Dan O’Connor and Susanna Valleau
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
November 11, 2008, 8 p.m.
Free admission

Arizona State University, Tempe
Arizona premiere, with live organ accompaniment by Devon Howard
Beyond Messiaen
Frank Lloyd Wright's Grady Gammage
Memorial Auditorium

November 10, 2008, 9:30 p.m.
Free admission

Full schedule:
11:45 - 12:30 panel discussion with Alex Ross, William Bolcom, and Paul Festa, moderated by Benjamin Levy
6:15 pre-concert lecture by Alex Ross
7:30 concert of work by Messiaen and Bolcom
9:30 screening with live organ accompaniment, followed by Q&A

Library of Congress
Washington, D.C., premiere, with Q&A
Mary Pickford Theater
James Madison Building, 3rd floor
October 31, 2008, 7 p.m.
Free admission; reservations required

NB: (from the LOC website) RESERVATIONS may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given show. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm). Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before showtime, after which standbys will be admitted to unclaimed seats. All programs are free, but seating is limited to 60 seats.

The following day, pianist Jerome Lowenthal and I will give the Washington, D.C., premiere of the Fantaisie along with Messiaen's two other works for violin and piano, performed on a violin from the Collections of Musical Instruments, along with "The Oriole" from "The Bird Catalogue," for piano

The Coolidge Auditorium
Washington, DC
November 1, 2008, 6 p.m.
Free admission; no reservations required

NHTI Film Society
New Hampshire premiere
Sweeney Auditorium
Concord, NH
October 24, 2008, 7 p.m.
Admission by donation

American Guild of Organists, Austin Chapter
Film screening with live organ, Q&A, remarks,
and my performance with pianist Chris Oelkers
of Messiaen's "Praise for the Immortality of Jesus"
from the Quartet for the End of Time
Scott McNulty and Paul Keith, organ
University Presbyterian Church, Austin
October 20, 2008
Admission: $10

Vogue Theatre
Canada premiere of Apparition of the Eternal Church, Q&A/reading/remarks
Sackville, NB, Canada
October 16th, 2008, 9 p.m.

Loyola University Museum of Art
October 12, 2008, 1 p.m.

Saint James Cathedral, Chicago
Screening accompanied by Bruce Barber, organ
October 8, 2008, 7 p.m.
Free admission

• University of Chicago Presents
Illinois premiere, with Q&A
University of Chicago Presents 2008 Messiaen Festival Symposium
Max Palevsky Cinema
Ida Noyes Hall
The University of Chicago
October 4, 2008, 11:15 a.m.
Free admission

• Short Mountain Sanctuary, Tennessee
On the north side of the barn
September 29, 2008, 9 p.m.
Free admission

Cinemateket Trondheim, Norway
Vår Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady)
With live organ accompaniment by
Erling With Aasgård
September 26, 2008, 11 p.m.
Tickets: 20 USD

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Texas premiere of Apparition of the Eternal Church, with Q&A/reading/remarks
Southern Methodist University symposium "Olivier Messiaen: The Musician as Theologian"
Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum, Dallas
September 26, 2008, 1 - 3 p.m.
$15 general admission or $5 for students

Rome International Film Festival
The Forum, Clocktower Room
Rome, GA
September 5, 2008, 9 p.m.
***WINNER, Best Experimental Film***

American Guild of Organists National Convention
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
June 24, 2008, 9:30 p.m.
Free admission

Jacaranda Music, Los Angeles
With performances of Apparition de L'Eglise Eternelle and the LA premiere of the Fantaisie for violin and piano
Mark Alan Hilt, organ
Paul Festa, violin and Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
Laemmle Monica 4-Plex
1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
April 26, 2008, 11 a.m.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival,
St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis, MN
April 19, 2008, 1:05 p.m.

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
With live organ accompaniment
and West Coast premiere performance of the Fantaisie
Paul Festa, violin, Steven Vanhauwaert, piano
Jeffrey Smith, organ
April 18, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

Taos Chamber Music Group, Taos, NM
Harwood Museum
March 14, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York
With live organ accompaniment and performances of L'Ascension for organ, and the New York premiere performance of the Fantaisie for violin and piano.
Bill Trafka and Paolo M. Bordignon, organ
Paul Festa, violin and Melvin Chen, piano
February 27, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Feb 10, 2008

Southern Circuit tour of 8 U.S. cities
Feb. 08 - Mobile Arts Council, Mobile, Alabama
Feb. 07 - Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida
Feb. 06 - Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Feb. 04 - Capri Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama
Feb. 03 - I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Feb. 01 - Arts Council of Beaufort County, Beaufort, South Carolina
Jan. 31 - Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina
Jan. 30 - Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Jan 28, 2008

Cal Performances, Berkeley, California
Jan 25, 2008

Boston University Messiaen Project
Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Live organ performance by Andrew Shenton
October 12, 2007

Mendocino Film Festival
Matheson Auditorium, Mendocino
May 20, 2007

Rooftop Films
St. Bartholomew's Church
New York
--Special event sponsored by The Premiere Commission, Great Music at St. Bart's, New York Magazine, and Dewars, with live organ performance by William Trafka
November 9, 2006

Santa Cruz Film Festival
Del Mar Theater
May 7, 2006

***WINNER, Special Director's Award***

Indianapolis International Film Festival
Keystone Art Cinema 3
May 3, 2006
May 4, 2006

***WINNER, Best North American Independent Feature Film***

Aarhus (Denmark) Festival of Independent Arts
"The Convergence of Image and Sound" symposium
Aarhus Musikkonservatorium
April 21, 2006

Ost for Paradis
April 21, 2006
April 23, 2006

Park City Film Music Festival
January 28, 2006
***WINNER, Gold Medal for Excellence:
Director's Choice for Best Film Musical, Performance Film or Experimental Film***

Asheville Film Festival
October 27, 2005
(rough cut)

other awards and fellowships:

• 2010 Yaddo fellowship
Saratoga Springs, NY

2009 Centre des Récollets fellowship
French Foreign Ministry, Paris City Hall

2007 Jentel Artist Residency Program fellowship
Banner, WY

2006 MacDowell Colony fellowship
Peterborough, NH

2006 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Convention
***honorable mention