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Cathedral Organ Recital: Ralph Holtzhauser

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Friday, February 23, 2024 – 6:30 pm

The Cathedral of Saint Columba

154 W. Wood Street     Youngstown, OH 44503

Come and hear musical excellence at the Cathedral of St. Columba as Ralph Holtzhauser performs an organ recital.  This event is free and open to the public and a free will offering benefits the Cathedral Music Program.


For information, please contact

Mr. Ralph Holtzhauser

Diocesan Director of Music

Free-will offering gladly accepted.  Reception to follow.


-B Major Prelude and Fugue by Marcel Dupre

-Elf on A Moonbeam by Florence Price

-Improvisation sur le Te Deum by Charles Tournemire

-I Love Thee, My Lord by George Shearing

-There Is a Happy Land by George Shearing

-Communion in F major by Louis Lefebure-Wely

-Marche in F by Louis Lefebure-Wely

-Ascension Suite by Sharon Willis

-Improvisation on We Shall Overcome by Carl Haywood

-Meditation on Ubi Caritas by Carson Cooman

-Symphony 8-Finale by Charles Marie Widor


Ralph Holzhauser is primarily known as a liturgical musician and a composer.  He began his 23 year playing career at four different churches in Northeast Ohio before he was even out of high school, reaching his current position as Diocesan Music Director of Youngstown and the Music Director of the Cathedral of St. Columba in 2022.  He has also ventured into the realm of jazz, playing with three time Grammy winner Graham Breedlove at the Kennedy Center, as well as progressive rock, recording at the First Congregational Church of LA, home to the largest church organ in the world.  He recently earned his master’s degree from world renowned organist Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Most recently, Mr. Holtzhauser has been asked to be the Professor of Sacred Music at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Professor of Organ Performance at Youngstown State University.  Mr. Holtzhauser is currently recording a CD of all African American organ music that has yet to be recorded, releasing this upcoming summer and featured at the AGO National Convention.

2024 Organ Recital Series at Cathedral of Saint Columba, Youngstown, Ohio
2024 Organ Recital Series at Cathedral of Saint Columba, Youngstown, Ohio

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Feb 23 2024


6:30 pm


Diocesan Event


St. Columba Cathedral
154 West Wood Street Youngstown, OH 44503


Mr. Ralph Holtzhauser, Diocesan Director of Music
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