Five Fast Facts: Chenault Duo

Nov 21, 2019

Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, who perform as The Chenault Duo, have commissioned, arranged, and premiered more than 70 organ duets since 1979. Prior to the Chenaults’ career, very few organ duets (for two players at one pipe organ console) existed or were published.

The Chenaults’ duet career began in 1979 when Arthur Wills of England’s Ely Cathedral composed Toccata for Two for them, followed by John Rutter’s Variations on An Easter Theme in 1982.

The Chenaults served as Organists and Choirmasters of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta for 43 years. Their 2018 retirement has given them the flexibility to pursue full-time performing, recording, and increasing their duet repertoire through commissioning and arranging works.

The Chenaults have been featured numerous times on American Public Radio’s Pipedreamsand National Public Radio’s Performance Today. They have four CDs recorded on the Gothic label.

The Chenault Duo’s Holiday Program of Organ Duets will feature works commissioned and arranged by or for the duo, including well-known classics White Christmas (Irving Berlin), Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson), and many others.

The Chenault Duo Will be Performing at Northrop

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