Then it was on to Lewisburg, PA for their Celebration of the International Year of the Organ. Shirley Smith and Ellen Bardo, deans of the Susquehanna Valley and Lewisburg AGO Chapters were our hosts at Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The concert was on a nice Austin Organ. The three manuals and position of the pipes made for a very substantial sound indeed. We stayed at the Pineapple Inn BNB in the quaint historic Lewisburg downtown, a few blocks from church. The decor is original antiques from the 1700 and 1800s and Charlie and Deborah North, the proprietors, are really lovely people. You’d love it. This is what Shirley and Ellen had to say about the concert: We finished the four concert tour at Kenmore Presbyterian Church in Kenmore, NY. The organ was the first Schlicker in the US. It fit the room perfectly and had a huge sound. It was a great concert continuing our Organ Spectacular 2008 performance tour. Jeannine’s brother, Lyndon Zielke, Vice-President for North American Procurement of Holcim, and sister-in-law Gayla Daniels made the drive from Dundee, MI to attend the evening concert. It was then time for a vacation day, so guess where we went? it was off to Niagara Falls, Canada with family for a wonderful day of sightseeing. With that, our trip was complete and we returned to our home in Lincoln City, OR.
Archive for October, 2008
We landed in Newark, NJ and made our way to Greenwich, CT to visit our friends, Rick and Matt. We spent one wonderful “vacation” day in THE CITY lunching at our favorite deli and taking in our favorite sites. Then it was on to Albany, NY and Westminster Presbyterian Church for our second From Sea to Shining Sea Concert. It was great and the people were wonderful. The organ was a reinstalled E.M. Skinner that had the wonderful English voicing and filled the room nicely. Al Fedak was our host at the church along with Barbara Adler and Charles Jones, officers of the Eastern New York AGO Chapter.
Then it was on to Madison, New Jersey to St.Vincent the Martyr for the Official Organ Spectacular Event. It was a great crowd and the Metro NJ AGO with Linda Loria and Preston Dibble out-did themselves in welcoming us and making sure everything worked well. Which, by the way, it did. The Festival Trumpet had the ability to lift people out of their seats! which it did. The organ was a Perragallo with the, I repeat, very memorable Trumpet Enchamade. We also saw Charlie Updegraph, a friend and member of the Metro NJ AGO Chapter. A great time was had by all! This is what Linda Loria the President of the Metro NJ Chapter said: