Chenault Duo premieres Rachel Laurin organ duet

November 15, 2020
The Chenault Duo (photo credit: Parlee Teague)
The Chenault Duo (photo credit: Parlee Teague)

The Chenault Duo premiered Rachel Laurin’s organ duet, Cantabile à Deux, opus 99, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, in a live-streamed recital on October 11. This is the second duet Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault have commissioned from the French-Canadian composer who was awarded the 2020 American Guild of Organists Distinguished Composer Award.

The Chenaults premiered Laurin’s duet, Fantaisie à Deux, opus 88, for the 2019 Atlanta Summer Organ Festival at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Both duets will be published in The Chenault Duet Series by MorningStar Publishers in 2021.

The Chenaults have commissioned over 70 organ duets and specialize in playing recitals of their repertoire, represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC, Charles Miller, president. They have performed for numerous AGO regional and national conventions and have recorded four CDs for Gothic Records and plan their fifth organ duet CD in 2021.

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