Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford A national competition for young organists

Taken during the high school competition at Trinity College Chapel. The judges sit facing away from the finalists to ensure anonymous assessment.

Christopher Houlihan performs excerpts of L'Ascension by Olivier Messiaen at Friday’s Opening COncert

Members of Chorus Angelicus warm up with their conductor, Gabriel Löfvall, before the opening concert at Hartford’s Cathedral of St. Joseph

The results are in! First Place in the Young Professional Division goes to Colin MacKnight, Second Place to Collin Boothby, and Third Place to Joey Fala. In the High School Division, First Place goes to Katherine Johnson, Second Place to Elena Baquerizo, and Third Place to Martin Jones. Audience prizes to MacKnight and Jones, and Hymn Playing Awards to Fala, Boothby and Jones. Congratulations to all our finalists, and a big thank you to everyone who made this weekend possible, including our Judges and the Board of Directors!


The winners and prizes are announced at Saturday’s night’s closing dinner. (Left to Right) Elena Baquerizo, Martin Jones, Katherine Johnson,  David Spicer (Artistic Director), Bob Bausmith (President of ASOF, Inc.), Joey Fala, Collin Boothby, Colin MacKnight.,