Friday, September 29 | 7:30 PM
A Fundraising Concert for the Music Program at The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena
Please join us for this very special event as we embark on a musical journey through the liturgical year. This concert will feature some of the most in-demand singers in the area, and will be comprised of choral pieces in a variety of styles and traditions. Through this concert, we renew our parish’s dedication to music and its importance in our Sacred Liturgies. This concert is free and open to the public, but will serve as a fundraising event for the rest of the 2023-2024 liturgical year. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some moving, inspirational, and exciting music.
Friday, October 27 | 7:00 PM
A native of the rural Midwest, Simon Pick grew up in Remsen, Iowa where he began his studies in organ at the age of fourteen with Sr. Arnold Staudt, OSF. He graduated with honors from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS with majors in Music and Theology and upon graduation, was awarded the Sr. Joachim Holthaus Outstanding Musician Award. Simon graduated with a master’s degree in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame where he studied organ with Dr. Craig Cramer and Dr. Douglas Reed and studied conducting with Dr. Nancy Menk. After a year of private study with Dr. Kimberly Marshall, Pick is pursuing a Doctor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Simon has given solo and collaborative recitals throughout the United States performing with groups like the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Yavapai Festival Chorus, Valley Presbyterian Festival Choir and Orchestra, and more. Simon is an active member of both the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists.
Simon has held various church positions, starting his career as Organist and Choir Director at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa, serving two years as Organ Scholar and Graduate Assistant at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame, and later accepting the position of Principal Organist at Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently serves as the Director of Music and Liturgy at the historic Church of the Assumption in Saint Paul, MN.