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Kai Krakenberg, organist

Date & Time: Saturday July 23, 2022 at 7:30  p.m.
Venue: Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students

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Health and Safety

In accordance with health and safety guidelines from the City and County of San Francisco, a face covering is required for all concerts at Incarnation Episcopal church and must be worn at all times. Face masks must completely cover nose and mouth and have ear loops or similar to hold in place. Gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable. Please click here for full details.

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About the Artist

Kai Krakenberg was born in 1970 in Essen, Germany, where he also grew up, and attended school and music college. He was a student of Heiner Graßt from 1982-1992, who was his only organ teacher before
he began his studies. He studied sacred music (organ, piano and conducting) at the Folkwang-College of Music in Essen with Professors Gisbert Schneider and Gerd Zacher. During his studies, Kai Krakenberg took part in various fellowships and courses both in Germany and abroad with internationally renowned organists (Northern Germany, the Netherlands, France, Denmark, Italy, and U.S.A.).

From 1997-2000 he was the music director at the Lutheran Garnison Church. From 2000-2005 he was the music director at Bergstedt Church, Hamburg. Since April of 2005, Kai Krakenburg is the music director, cantor and organist at the city church of St. Mary in Husum, where Nicolaus Bruhns was also the director. In addition, he is the church district music director for the church district North Frisia and the director of the West Coast C-Seminar.

Kai has played Bach’s complete organ works in 28 concerts at St. Mary’s, Husum. In addition, his personal interest focuses on the works of the northern German school as well as the great organ works of German, French and Anglo-Saxon / American composers. As an organist, he has concertized in almost every European country, Russia, Asia, as well as the United States and Canada.

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