Organ Concert Series

Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series

Amanda Mole, 2024 performer

Canon John O. Bruce was a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, who became enamored with the elegant sound of the St. Norbert Abbey organ. Because of his friendship with the Norbertines and love of music, he established a fund for the upkeep of the organ console as well as for the presentation of organ concerts. Through Canon John’s generosity, the concerts are free and open to the public so that all may share in the beauty of the abbey and the organ music within its walls.

With brilliant performances by renowned organists, like our most recent guest performer Amanda Mole (pictured here), the Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who attend. Throughout the years, many of the world’s finest accomplished organists have performed at St. Norbert Abbey. Their performances are a gift to the musical world — in the area and beyond.

Next Concert

Who: Dr. John Joseph “JJ” Mitchell

When: 2 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2024

Where: St. Norbert Abbey Church, 1016 N. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115

Bio: Click here

Admission: Free

Previous Performers

April 7, 2024 – Amanda Mole

October 21, 2023 – Dr. Jens Korndörfer

April 16, 2023 – Chelsea Chen

November 5, 2022 – Damin Spritzer

October 26, 2019 – David Briggs

May 18, 2019 – Daniel Schwandt

April 27, 2019 – Jonathan Dimmock

October 20, 2018 – Jens Korndörfer

May 19, 2018 – Kathrine Handford

April 21, 2018 – Christopher Berry

October 21, 2017 – Zoltán Borbély

May 20, 2017 – David Enlow

April 22, 2017 – Colin Lynch

October 15, 2016 – Jonathan Ryan

May 21, 2016 – Gregory Hand

April 16, 2016 – Hector Olivera

October 17, 2015 – Peter Richard Conte (Organ) & Andrew Ennis (Flugelhorn)

October 8, 2015 – Fr. Stefan Kling, O. Praem.

May 30, 2015 – Isabelle Demers

April 18, 2015 – Michael Hey

May 3, 2014 – Nigel Potts

March 22, 2014 – David Enlow

October 19, 2013 – Jean-Baptiste Robin

April 20, 2013 – Michael Hey

March 16, 2013 – Christopher Houlihan

October 20, 2012 – Stephen Tharp

April 14, 2012 – Jonathan Dimmock

March 10, 2012 – Nathan Laube

October 15, 2011 – Jonathan Ryan

May 14, 2011 – Joan Lippincott

April 9, 2011 – Peter Richard Conte

December 4, 2010 – Christopher Houlihan

October 23, 2010 – Christopher Herrick

April 17, 2010 – Ken Cowan

March 20, 2010 – Thomas Murray

December 12, 2009 – Isabelle Demers

October 17, 2009 – Michael Stefanek

April 26, 2009 – Olivier Latry

March 28, 2009 – Alan Morrison

October 18, 2008 – Paul Jacobs

April 5, 2008 – Ken Cowan

March 1, 2008 – Gerre Hancock

October 20, 2007 – Cameron Carpenter

April 14, 2007 – Thomas Murray

January 20, 2007 – Daniel Sullivan

October 21, 2006 – John Weaver

April 22, 2006 – Paul Jacobs

January 21, 2006 – Bradley Hunter Welch

October 22, 2005 – Christopher Herrick

April 2, 2005 – Ken Cowan

April 17, 2004 – Peter Richard Conte

January 17, 2004 – Paul Jacobs

October 25, 2003 – James O’Donnell

April 13, 2002 – David Briggs

March 25, 2002 – Stephen Cleobury

January 16, 2001 – Nicolas Kynaston

May 7, 2000 – Peter Richard Conte

April 26, 2000 – John Rose

February 13, 2000 – Jean-Pierre Leguay

April 27, 1999 – Christopher Herrick

September 4, 1998 – Robert Glasgow

August 2, 1995 – John Scott

Other well-known performers at the Abbey: Marie-Claire Alain, E. Power Biggs, Miriam Duncan, Anton Heiller, Flor Peeters, Jean Langlais, Andre Marchal, and Dame Gillian Weir