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Photo: Fabiane Lange

...is a concert organist, church musician, chamber musician, (sometimes carillonneur), and currently a fanatical fan of antique Northern German organs.

 

Welcome to my website!

Whether it is information about me and my concerts, or photos and recordings of some of the organs I know and love, I hope you'll enjoy the time you spend here.

 

I'm seen here in front of the beautiful 16th century case of the organ built in 1962 by Ahrend and Brunzema for St. Martini Church in Bremen, Germany. This amazing instrument, where I practiced regularly for many of my years in Germany, has three manuals and 33 stops, mechanical action, and is tuned in Bach Kellner temperament.

 

Hello readers - Time flies, and before you know it, spring is here, and summer is on the way.  We've survived Tulip Time here in Holland, Michigan, and I had a great time playing a program as part of the festival, of Dutch organ music (Sweelinck to Sesame Street, those clever marketers called it) 

We're trying to get the kids to the end of the school year (almost there...), and looking forward to time this summer on the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan and perhaps this year we can U-pick every possible fruit that grows in Michigan, and then eat them all.  A person needs to have goals in life. I'm also hiking a small part of the Appalachian Trail with a group from church for four days in June, and have been walking up lots of dune stairs with a heavy backpack the last months.  Here's hoping to come back home with all my limbs intact and some good stories.

This summer, I'll be playing at the Musforum conference of women organists, on the exciting Martin Pasi organ in Omaha in June, then I'll be performing at the Great Lakes Regional AGO convention in Youngstown, Ohio in July, and finally, I'll be in the Twin Cities in August for the OHS convention, where I'll be playing a Jardine organ from 1864. 

Check the multimedia page for info on my latest CD, Subtlety and Sparkle - hot off the presses! - and check my Musings:blog page for pictures, zany stories, and all the news from recent trips.