The Three Cathedrals
St Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo, NY
St Paul's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and a landmark of downtown Buffalo, New York; it sits on an a triangular lot. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in 1973. In 1987, the NRHP listing was revised as "St Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo)" and the property was further declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Detroit, MI
The Cathedral Church of St Paul in Detroit is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. In 1824 its congregation formed as the first Episcopal and first Protestant church in Michigan Territory. The current building dates from 1907 but it remains unfinished, the bell tower never having been completed. The church is built of limestone, using medieval construction techniques, with no supporting steel superstructure. The building boasts soaring, pointed arches, wide expanses of stained glass, and elaborate tracery, exemplary of Gothic architecture. In 1912 it was designated as the cathedral of the diocese.
St Paul’s Cathedral, London, ON
St Paul's Cathedral in London, Ontario, Canada is the see church of the Diocese of Huron, of the Anglican Church of Canada. It was designed in the Gothic revival style and built between 1844 and 1846, replacing the previous church, which was built in 1834 and burned down on Ash Wednesday 1844. The building was enlarged with the addition of transepts and an extended chancel in the 1890s. It is the oldest church in the city.
Dr. H. Barrie Cabena
Dr H. Barrie Cabena, organist, composer and teacher was born in Melbourne, Australia and has been a Canadian citizen for some 50 years. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London, England with Sir John Dykes Bower (organ), William Lloyd Webber (theory), Herbert Howells (composition), and Eric Harrison (piano). He was music director for 18 years at First St Andrew's Church, London, ON. In 1970 he joined the department of music at Wilfrid Laurier University, teaching organ and church music. Retiring from Laurier in 1996 he retains the title of Professor Emeritus.
He is a past President of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. His compositional work has been the subject of master's and doctoral theses in Canada, the USA, and Australia. In 1972 for services to French music, he received the silver medal of the Académie française. His two latest works, Op.786 and 787 are both dedicated to London, ON musicians – Op.786 being written on the occasion of the 2015 Three Cathedrals Choral Festival.
The Three Directors of Music
Jonathan Scarozza is the Organist-Choirmaster at St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo, NY. Jonathan was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and sang as a chorister in the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. Much of his ‘raising’ happened on the campus of this cathedral. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, and his Master’s in Organ Performance from SUNY Buffalo.
Jeremy David Tarrant
Since 2000, Jeremy David Tarrant has served as Organist and Choirmaster of the Cathedral Church of St Paul, where, in addition to playing for liturgies and concerts, he conducts the famed Cathedral Choirs. Canon Tarrant joined the Cathedral staff in 1994 as Assistant Organist and, in April of 2007, he was seated as Canon Precentor of the Cathedral in thanksgiving and recognition of his role in the liturgical and musical life of the Cathedral community. A student of the great American organist and pedagogue Robert Glasgow, Jeremy David Tarrant is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music where he earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance and sacred music.
Andrew Keegan Mackriell
Much of Andrew’s musical career was in Ireland where he was Cathedral Organist and Director of Music at St. Brigid’s Cathedral in Kildare, Ireland and Acting Assistant Organist at the National Cathedral of St. Patrick in Dublin. He also performed as the Accompanying Organist for the Choir of St Bartholomew’s Church, Dublin. Andrew began his musical career in Canada in 1994, where he spent two months each summer as the summer Assistant Organist at St James’ Cathedral, Toronto. In 2007 he was appointed Associate Organist at St Paul’s Cathedral in London and, in 2011, Director of Music and Cathedral Organist after having been the Acting Director of Music for over two years. He has been heard in numerous concerts and recitals throughout Ontario, as well as in Quebec, Buffalo NY and in many locations in Europe.