In Memoriam

Alfred E. Lemmon Memorial Mass and Reception

Monday, September 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

A reception at THNOC will immediately follow the memorial mass. No reservation required.


Join us for a special memorial mass and reception remembering Dr. Alfred E. Lemmon, Director of THNOC's Williams Research Center, who died on August 26, 2023.

A eulogy will be followed by a Catholic mass presided over by Father Patrick J. Williams, with additional remarks by members of the cultural community. To honor Alfred’s decades of scholarship and service to the New Orleans music community, there will be selections performed throughout the memorial by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet, OperaCréole, and Dr. Michael White, as well as cathedral musicians Sarah Jane McMahon and Jesse Reeks, organist. A musical prelude will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the mass.

Immediately following the cathedral mass, we invite our community to celebrate Alfred’s rich life and profound work at a reception and program hosted by The Historic New Orleans Collection at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street.


Remembering Alfred

Alfred's 42-year legacy at THNOC is immeasurable and lives on in our holdings that he stewarded. His passion for his work was inspirational to all of us at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Learn more about Alfred's life and work in a letter from our Director and Alfred's obituary, below.