Monday, 16 July 2012

Beaufort, South Carolina. March 28-31

My host, the organist at St. Helena, Pat Gould, was gracious (as Southerners seem to know how to do so well!), as she drove me around, pulled stops for me, cooked me delicious dinners, and put me up in her lovely house. The organ was a breath of fresh air – sensitive and beautiful. The church space was Episcopalian through and through – elegant, understated, reverent – and old! - they had gravestones in the cemetery for soldiers from the…
Monday, 16 July 2012

Staunton, Virginia - a Taylor and Boody weekend

Feb. 24-26 On Friday, I awoke very early in the morning to a small blizzard in western Michigan, making my drive across the state to the Detroit airport a little longer and more adventerous than originally planned. I made it with no major problems, but had a delay and missed my connecting flight. The tiny plane that I eventually took from Charlotte, NC to Charlottesville, VA, combined with more turbulence than I have ever experienced on any flight in any…
Saturday, 07 July 2012

Northwest Indiana - more than meets the eye!

Last week, I took an eagerly awaited trip down to Northwest Indiana, to visit two organs I'd heard about from like-minded organ friends. Craig Craimer is the organ prof at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, and right around the time I left the country, in 2004, they built a beautiful new performing arts center, and in the organ hall, had the American organ builder Paul Fritts build a large, mechanical-action instrument that is definitely influenced by Northern…
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