We had another really wonderful experience at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, NY.
The superb organ in this gorgeous church was built by Fr. Richard Strauss. It was a really nicely balanced organ and showed itself well in what the Director of Music Gerald Wolfe calls the miniature cathedral. The acoustics of the space were truly perfect for the organ. It is such a pleasure to play lovely organs around our great country and to have the opportunity to meet and talk with the builders of the instruments.
The concert was part of the Music at Grace Recital Series and was co-sponsored by the Chemung Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Dan LaBar, Dean of the Chemung Valley AGO, had this to say about their experience with “From Sea to Shining Sea.”
I was invited by Bill Snyder, host of Classical Music on WSKG Radio (an NPR affiliate station) in Binghamton, NY to do an interview about our upcoming performance of From Sea to Shining Sea in Elmira, NY. What a great experience.
Bill was a wonderful interviewer with great questions. I got to describe From Sea to Shining Sea in detail and he played an excerpt of the A.L. Barnes Toccata from the program. I also got to tell a couple of my favorite anecdotes from the show.
If you’d like to hear the interview, just click on this link………and enjoy!
Jeannine’s radio interview with Bill Snyder of WSKG
Leaving Atlanta, we had a LONG day of travel via Birmingham, Alabama, Baltimore, MD, and Buffalo, NY before finally arriving at Mt. Morris, NY! We purposely have scheduled a two day break at a Victorian B&B in this small village.
The Allegiance B&B (so named because the Pledge of Allegiance was penned by Francis Bellamy in a home several doors down from this historic home), is a grand mansion from 1838 elegantly restored and beautifully appointed. We had this huge 14,000 square foot home to ourselves for three full days! Quite a treat!
Schlueter organ at Atlanta FUMC
We had a great time and, I’ll have to admit, wonderful performance of “From Sea to Shining Sea,” at First United Methodist Church in Atlanta. The building itself is a stunning reminder of the great architecture and churches at the turn of the 20th century. Jeannine was delighted to play on the new organ built by The Schlueter Pipe Organ Company. This is a masterpiece of design and a joy to play.
Don Land is the Director of Music of this very successful program at First United Methodist. Here is what Don had to say about the program.
Ariel Merivil is an up-and- coming organist in Atlanta and working on his Masters in Organ Performance, here is what Ariel had to say.