15 September 2019
- Rededication of the E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings Organ, Opus 801
- The concert will include works by Vierne, Franck, Bach, and Hakim.
Leo Abbott, Director Emeritus of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, is a graduate of the St. Paul Choir School, Cambridge, and the Chaloff School of Music, Boston. His teachers include Theodore Marier, George Faxon, Clarence Watters, and Flor Peeters in organ; Naji Hakim in improvisation; and Julius Chaloff in piano. He holds the Fellowship and Choirmaster certificates of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), has won first prize in several international and national competitions, and was a finalist at the Grand Prix de Chartres in 1984.
In 1986, Leo was appointed music director and organist of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston.Mr. Abbott has performed throughout the United States and in France, Belgium, and Ireland, and for conventions of the AGO and the Organ Historical Society. He has performed at Notre-Dame and Saint-Sulpice, Paris in 2010 and 2018.