Christopher Houlihan

Lucid Culture reviews Christopher Houlihan in Newark

Lucid Culture reviews Christopher Houlihan in Newark

Organist Christopher Houlihan Pulls Out All the Stops at an Iconic Venue

The Classical Post interviews Christopher Houlihan

The Classical Post interviews Christopher Houlihan

The organ is louder and more impressive than a piano, thought a young Christopher Houlihan. Now, the musician and professor sets out to teach the next generation of organists while also showing the world how colorful and exciting organ music can be.

Houlihan interviewed by Stephen Petke on WWUH

Houlihan interviewed by Stephen Petke on WWUH

Christopher Houlihan performs his first recital as faculty member of Hartford's Trinity College on April 20 at 7:30 pm. The Annual Clarence Watters Memorial Recital takes place at Trinity College Chapel (300 Summit St, Hartford, CT).

Christopher Houlihan interview with Ross Amico of WWFM

Christopher Houlihan interview with Ross Amico of WWFM

Christopher Houlihan spoke with Ross Amico of WWFM in advance of Sunday’s recital.

NEPR Interview with Christopher Houlihan

NEPR Interview with Christopher Houlihan

Organist Christopher Houlihan talks with John Nowacki of New England Public Radio about his new role at Trinity College as the John Rose College Organist and Director of Chapel Music and his recently released Bach CD.

Oct. 22: Renowned organist Christopher Houlihan in La Grange

Oct. 22: Renowned organist Christopher Houlihan in La Grange

Houlihan's recital will showcase the beauty and versatility of First United Methodist's newly rebuilt organ in a diverse program of music by Bach, Vierne, Messiaen and Sowerby.

Gramophone Review – “Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach”

Gramophone Review – “Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach”

Christopher Houlihan commences BWV542’s Fantasia with a delightful introductory flourish, and characterises the rippling fireworks and introspective interludes with strikingly different yet compelling timbral contrasts, topping things off with a brisk and fluent fugue.

The Whole Note CD review: Christopher Houlihan plays Bach

The Whole Note CD review: Christopher Houlihan plays Bach

Organ music fans have another CD to add to their collections with Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach.

An organist's marathon, as Houlihan plays Vierne

An organist's marathon, as Houlihan plays Vierne

"It's very personal music," Houlihan says, "full of lots of emotion. This music sort of welcomes you into Vierne's life. He wears his heart on his sleeve.

LA Times Review: Louis Vierne's organ symphonies are a revelation

LA Times Review: Louis Vierne's organ symphonies are a revelation

In Christopher Houlihan's eloquent hands, the composer's gloomily gothic writing proves graceful and full of life.

Houlihan provides Vierne with distinctive and colorful advocacy

Houlihan provides Vierne with distinctive and colorful advocacy

Once again, Houlihan was a first-class advocate, conveying the mellow rumination of the Aria with subtle colors, as surely as the jokey galumphing Scherzo and the enigmatic Adagio before closing with a sonic full-bore blast at the coda.

Wall Street Journal Review - Six Symphonies in the French Romantic Style

Wall Street Journal Review - Six Symphonies in the French Romantic Style

His deft footwork on the pedals throughout the concerts prompted one listener to dub him "the Fred Astaire of the pipe organ.