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Festival of Great Organ Music

Hayes Hall

Image of James Cochran, Naples Philharmonic Chorus Conductor, and  Brice Gerlach, Naples Philharmonic Chorus Assistant Conductor and Accompanist, onstage during performance
May 30, 7:00pm
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Festival of Great Organ Music

James Cochran, principal organist

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Feel the sound of 3,604 pipes in Hayes Hall as Southwest Florida's finest organists perform some of the greatest organ music ever composed. Built by Casavant Frères in Quebec, learn more about our magnificent pipe organ by clicking the image below:

James Cochran

James Cochran


James Cochran is the founder and director of the 80-voice Naples Philharmonic Chorus as well as resident organist of the Naples Philharmonic and director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus. James has performed as an organ recitalist in the US, Canada, Great Britain and Mexico. He has served as a collaborating pianist for singers Hermann Prey, Seth McCoy and Michele Byrd.

James’ performances with the Naples Philharmonic include the Rheinberger Organ Concerto in G Minor, Dupré’s Organ Symphony in G Minor, Handel’s Concerto in F Major, Toccata in F Major from Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante, the Poulenc Organ Concerto and the Saint-Saëns “Organ” Symphony. James has prepared the Naples Philharmonic Chorus and the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus for performances under the batons of Christopher Seaman, Erich Kunzel, Keith Lockhart, Clotilde Otranto, Donald Pippin, Richard Zielinski, Keith Brion, Jeff Tyzik, Bruce Hangen, Jack Everly, Stuart Chafetz, Jorge Mester, Andrey Boreyko and Yaniv Segal.

James holds a master’s degree and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and he is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music. He is also the director of music at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church.

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