Composer, Lyricist & Organist
DOROTHY PAPADAKOS is a member of the 7-time Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort.
She came to international attention as the first woman to be Cathedral Organist of the world's largest gothic cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC from 1990-2003. She is celebrated for her daring & imaginative improvisations and scores for theatre, film, TV & ballet. Her new musical BACCHUS smashed box office records in its rave review world premiere in NC and is in development for production. She is a renowned international performer, popular for her sold out silent film programs, specializing in Charlie Chaplin & Lon Chaney. Oxford University Press is Ms. Papadakos' publisher.
First Ladies – A new play
La Petite Sweet – Jazz quintet commission, World Premiere AGO National Convention, WA, DC
Bacchus The Musical – record breaking production, Wilmington, NC; in development for production
Five CD's on St. John the Divine's Great Organ: improvisations with guest artists
The Science of Whales – TV underscore for The Discovery Channel; Finalist, 1999 NY Film Festival
Christmas Traveller – Jazz Concerto for Orchestra & Choir
Triantafilia (Rose Tree) – Carnegie Hall Debut: Ballet for Woodwind Sextet & NYC Ballet dancers.
Pipe Organ Encounter, Indiana University, Bloomington. July 24, 2012
Silent Film Tour of Norway, August 2012
New Year's Eve, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
August, Finland: Lahti Organ Festival: Phantom of the Opera
Sept: Germany: Fugato Festival, Bad Homburg: Charlie Chaplin program
New Year's Eve, Grace Cathedral, SF: Annual double-header silent film performances to sold out houses
August, Finland: Lahti Organ Festival: Chaplin films
Six Japan & Singapore tours, Organist with Paul Winter Consort
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, DE (Phantom of the Opera silent film, Festival Opener)
Ampthill Music Festival, England (Phantom of the Opera, Festival Opener)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC: multi-media productions with Dalai Lama & world leader visits, New Year's Eve Concerts for Peace, celebrity weddings & state funerals, Winter & Summer Solstices, St. Francis Day & Carnival with Paul Winter Consort.
Appearances with Thich Nat Hanh, Judy Collins & Paul Winter for post-Sept 11 events
Miss America Pageant, New Jersey USA, Preliminary Judge
Dozens of orchestral appearances, recording appearances, silent films & recitals in USA, UK, Asia & Spoleto USA 1998. Collaborations include actor Bill Irwin, high wire Artist Philippe Petit, Jessye Norman, Midori & many others.
The BMI/Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop, NYC: Fall 2006
The Juilliard School, NYC: 1986 Masters Degree in Organ Performance
Barnard College, NYC: 1982 Bachelors of Arts Degree