23 September 2005
In the last week of September, we moved our Op. 26, built in 1984 for Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Brillion, Wisconsin, to the congregation’s new church building. John Ourensma and John Panning, with the assistance of Ronald & Christoph Wahl, directed an excellent crew of church volunteers.
11 September 2005
Congratulations to Jamie Council Garvey, who was feted by St. John United Methodist Church of Augusta, Georgia, for twenty-five years’ service as Organist and Director of Music of that church. Celebrated in a festival service on the afternoon of 11 September, Jamie’s anniversary was marked by music newly composed for the occasion: the hymn “Who Shall Sound the Glory?” by Don Saliers and Douglas B. Leightenheimer, and the anthem, “Sing God’s Glory in Accent New” by Don Saliers and Carlton R. Young. Music was provided Alvin Blount, William Hobbins, Larry Millen, the Crescent Brass and the St. John Choir. Lynn Dobson joined the many friends and admirers in attendance. In addition to directing several choirs and playing our Op. 78, Jamie also coordinates St. John’s ‘Concerts With A Cause’ series.
2 August 2005
Will the new Dobson organ in Verizon Hall inspire organ-based jazz? Mervon Mehta, the Kimmel Center’s Vice-President for Programming, hopes so. His thoughts and the impressions of writer Victor L. Schermer can be found in an article on the All About Jazz website.
21 July 2005
Our Op. 19, a 1982 portative organ of four stops and a twin of Op. 18, has been sold by Father Robert Wurm of Ferndale, Michigan, to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
26 June 2005
John Ferguson, Professor of Organ and Church Music and Cantor to the student congregation at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, led a hymn that served as the dedicatory program for our Op. 79 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.
28 May 2005
Our Tonal Director John Panning joined Jonathan Ambrosino, David Pike of C.B. Fisk, and Michael Quimby of Quimby Pipe Organs on a panel discussing “Recent Remarkable Organs.” The conversation was part of “Impressions of the Organ,” a symposium that ran from 23-30 May 2005, and was organized by the American Organ Archives of the Organ Historical Society.
13 April 2005
“SYMPHONY CENTER: Major Gift Secures Pipe Organ for ASO’s New Hall,” says today’s edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The four-manual organ is to be installed in a concert hall designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.
28 February 2005
On 22 November 2003, Cherry Rhodes played a thrilling recital that was part of the dedication series for our Op. 75, the new organ for Los Angeles' landmark Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Recorded live, her performance was the sole focus of Pipedreams Program No. 0509, broadcast during the first week of March 2005. Works heard included:
DeGRIGNY: Hymn, Ave maris stella (versets)
ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI: Toccata No. 11
FRANZ LISZT (arr. Guillou): Symphonic Poem, Orpheus
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue in e
CALVIN HAMPTON: Five Dances
Further information and streaming audio can be found on the Pipedreams page for this program.