2016 EVENTS
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Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, October 29 2016, at 3:00 pm.
Walter Hilse will play his twenty-fourth annual program on the Bach at Saint Peter’s Series at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. The program will include Bach’s Canzona in D Minor, Trio Sonata IV in E Minor, and Canonic Variations on “Vom Himmel Hoch,” as well as a toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphonie Gothique (complete).

Solo Organ Recital, Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm.
Walter Hilse will play an organ recital at St. Patrick’s Church, Huntington, New York, as part of the Parish’s ongoing concert series. The program will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Hilse, Mulet and Duruflé, and will feature the Church’s two new pipe organs made by the Sebastian Glück Company.

Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm.
Walter Hilse will play an organ recital at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Glen Rock, New Jersey, to dedicate the Church’s newly installed Fauchet organ. The program will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Hilse, Mulet and Widor.

Choral Concert, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Walter Hilse will be organ soloist in a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City, in a concert by the Greenwich Village Singers, Mark Mangini conducting.

Solo Organ Recital, Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Walter Hilse will play an organ recital at Harbor Baptist Church, Block Island, Rhode Island, to inaugurate the Island’s summer concert series. The program will include works by Bach, Hilse, Mulet and Widor.

2015 EVENTS
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Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 3:00 pm
Walter Hilse will play his twenty-third annual program on the Bach at Saint Peter’s Series at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. The program will include Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Major, Trio Sonata III in D Minor, and selections from the Orgelbüchlein, as well as two hymn preludes by Hayes Biggs, and the Gospel Prelude “Just as I Am” by William Bolcom.


Choral Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:00 pm
Walter Hilse will be organist in a performance of Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem,” in a Florilegium Chamber Choir concert, Ronald Oliver directing, at the Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, West End Avenue and 87th Street, New York City.


Première of Psalm 130, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00 pm
Soprano Liza Sobel and flutist Susan Deaver will give the first performance of Walter Hilse’s setting of Psalm 130, in the annual Holocaust Remembrance Service jointly given by Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church and Central Synagogue. This year the service will be held at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue and 54th Street, New York City. Hilse’s “Hashkiveinu” will be sung by choir and congregation.


Choral Concert, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 , 7:30 pm
Walter Hilse will be organist in a performance of Judith Zaimont’s “Parable, A Tale of Abram and Isaac,” in a Musica Sacra concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City, Michael Sheets conducting. Dr. Hilse had also been organist for the première of this work by the Florilegium Chamber Choir in 1995.

2014 EVENTS
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Choral Concert, Friday, December 19, 2014, 8 pm.
Walter Hilse will be guest organist and pianist on the annual holiday concert of the Greenwich Village Chamber Singers, at St. Joseph’s Church, Sixth Avenue and Washington Place, New York City. Dr. Hilse will perform solo organ works by American and British composers; and his anthem, “Welcome All Wonders,” will be given its world première by the Chorus, conducted by Mark Mangini.


Première of Psalm 91, Sunday October 26, 2014, 11:00 am.

Walter Hilse’s new a cappella choral setting of Psalm 91 will be given its world première by the choir of Saint Peter’s Church, New York City, at the church’s morning service, led by Thomas Schmidt. Saint Peter’s is at Lexington Avenue and 54th Street.


Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 3:00 pm.
Walter Hilse will play his twenty-second annual program on the Bach at Saint Peter’s Series at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. The program will include Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor, Pièce d’orgue, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Dorian), and selections from the Orgelbüchlein, as well as two of Hilse’s own compositions – Intermezzo, and Variations and Fugue on “Yigdal” (prèmiere).

Organ – Vocal Recital, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 8:00 pm.
Mezzo-soprano Patricia Sullivan will join Walter Hilse in a duo program at the Harbor Baptist Church, Block Island, Rhode Island. Mr. Hilse will feature works of Bach and Mendelssohn and Ms. Sullivan will offer the premiere of a new Hilse song along with a few cat songs and some Songs of the Hebrides.

2013 EVENTS
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Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 3pm
Walter Hilse will play his twenty-first annual program on the "Bach at St. Peter's Series" at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City.  The program will include selections from Bach's Clavierübung III and his Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor.   Dr. Hilse will also perform Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata III and Johann Kuhnau’s Biblical Sonata, “David and Goliath.”
Single tickets $20 (seniors, students and AGO members $15).

Concert of Music for Solo Voice and Organ, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8pm
Soprano Dominique Hellsten and Organist Walter Hilse will present a program of 20th-century music for solo voice and organ at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. Featured composers include Petr Eben, Andre Jolivet, Naji Hakim, Hendrik Andriessen and Walter Hilse. Suggested donation $20.

First Performances of new Hilse Psalms, Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 11am
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Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6 p.m.
First performances of newly-written psalm settings by Walter Hilse will take place during special services at Saint Peter's Church, New York City, during the current season. Psalm 150, scored for soprano (Liza Sobel), speakers, hand-clappers and drums (all performed by members of the Saint Peter's choir), and organ (Walter Hilse) will be premiered during a Sunday morning service celebrating the Church's 150th anniversary, on December 9, 2012 at 11am

Psalm 44, scored for soprano (Liza Sobel), solo speaker (Nancy Lindeberg), choir and organ (Walter Hilse), will be presented at a Holocaust Remembrance service, sponsored jointly by the Church and Central Synagogue, on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. Thomas Schmidt will conduct both performances.

2012 EVENTS
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Greenwich Village Singers Concert, Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8pm
Walter Hilse will appear as organist and pianist with the Greenwich Village Singers in a concert of holiday music at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 6th Avenue at Washington Place, New York City on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. He will include three of his own hymn preludes for organ solo.

Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 3pm
Walter Hilse will play his twentieth yearly program on the "Bach at St. Peter's Series" at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. The program will include selections from Bach's Clavierübung III and his Prelude and Fugue in F Minor. Dr. Hilse will also perform two compositions by César Franck – his Fantaisie in C and his Chorale in A Minor. Single tickets $20 (seniors, students and AGO members $15).

For further information please call 212-935-2200

Works by Walter Hilse, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 7:30 pm
Walter Hilse will present a concert of various compositions of his own for voices, piano and organ, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. The program will feature his Reading of the Song of Solomon, a spoken presentation of the entire Biblical book coordinated with organ music. Other works will be five songs from his Cat Anthology, Psalm 85 for soprano and organ, three Hebrew songs from the Proverbs, and Fugue in G for organ. Performers include Liza Sobel, soprano and speaker; Patricia Sullivan, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Kline, tenor and speaker; Nancy Lindeberg, speaker; and Walter Hilse, piano and organ. Single tickets $20 (seniors, students and AGO members $15) For more information call 212-765-8905

2011 EVENTS
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Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, October 22, 2011, 3 pm
Walter Hilse will play his nineteenth yearly program on the Bach at St. Peter’s Series, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City.

The program will include selections from Bach’s Clavierübung III and his beloved “Little” Fugue in G Minor, two recently published Early Pieces by Paul Hindemith; and Franz Liszt’s monumental Variations on “Weinen, Klagen.” The Liszt work, a free elaboration on themes from Bach’s Cantata 12 (and the B Minor Mass), will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of this great Romantic musician, one of Bach’s most ardent champions.

Single tickets $20 (Senior, Students and AGO Members $15). For more information please call 212-935-2200

Solo Organ Recital, Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
Walter Hilse will give an organ recital at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville, North Carolina. Works by Bach, Hindemith, Liszt and Hilse will be featured on the program.

Première of Dave Soldier Organ Work, Saturday, June 11, 2011, 8:00pm
Walter Hilse will give the first complete performance of Dave Soldier’s Organum, a set of organ works inspired by animals and natural events, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. Hilse’s rendition will be part of a concert devoted entirely to compositions by Soldier for various musical media.

Solo Organ Recital, Friday, May 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
Walter Hilse will give an organ recital at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, Asheville, North Carolina. Works by Bach, Hindemith, Liszt and Hilse will be featured on the program.

Première of Dave Soldier Organ Work, Saturday, June 11, 2011, 8:00pm
Walter Hilse will give the first complete performance of Dave Soldier’s Organum, a set of organ works inspired by animals and natural events, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York City. Hilse’s rendition will be part of a concert devoted entirely to compositions by Soldier for various musical media.

Solo Organ Recital, Sunday, January 23, 2011, 3 pm
Walter Hilse will play a recital in Pioneer Chapel, at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Composers featured will include Bach, Schumann, Hindemith, Hilse, Mulet and Liszt.

Solo Organ Recital, Sunday, February 13, 2011, 4 pm
The Berkshire Bach Society will present Walter Hilse in a program of works by Bach and Vivaldi, at St. Stephen's Church, in Pittsfield, Mass. Included will be Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F Major, two of the "Leipzig Chorales," and the Bach-Vivaldi organ concertos in D Minor and C Major. For the Concerto in C Major, Dr. Hilse will be joined by an orchestral ensemble directed by Kenneth Cooper.

2010 EVENTS
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Solo Organ Recital, Wednesday, July 15, 2010, 8 pm

Walter Hilse will play an organ recital at scenic Harbor Church, on Block Island, R.I.  The program is part of the annual St. Andrew’s summer recital series.  Walter will play works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Mulet and Ives.

Solo Organ Recital, Saturday, November 14, 2010, 3 pm

Walter Hilse will play his yearly program on the Bach at St. Peter’s Series, at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City.  His selections will include Bach’s Pastorale in F and Prelude and Fugue in E-flat (“Saint Anne”), the Bach-Vivaldi Concerto in D Minor, a sonata by Felix Mendelssohn, and the premiere of a work by Dave Soldier. The Mendelssohn piece will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of this great composer, who was a dedicated champion of Bach.  Soldier’s new work, dedicated to Walter, follows in the contrapuntal tradition of Soldier’s “Hockets and Inventions,” available in a Hilse performance on CD.

Performance of Walter Hilse's Two Lyrics, after Wordsworth in Gregg Smith Choral Concert, Saturday, March 13, 2010, 8pm

The Gregg Smith Singers, Gregg Smith, Conductor, will give the premiere performance of Walter Hilse's Two Lyrics, after Wordsworth as part of their March 13th choral concert at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, New York City (54th Street & Lexington Avenue). The two Wordsworth poems set by Dr. Hilse are "To a Skylark (1805)" and "The Tables Turned."


 
 
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