Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series
St. Norbert Abbey houses an impressive Casavant organ—one of the finest in the country—that is highly regarded among organists throughout the world. 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 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, 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.
Sounds of the St. Norbert Abbey Organ: Fr. Bartholomew Agar, O. Praem. from St. Norbert Abbey on Vimeo.