Kicking off the Christmas 2015 season

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor

The first weekend in December has become one of my favorite weekends of the year. On the Friday of this weekend, Ted and I have made it a tradition to attend The Organist’s Christmas presented …

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A Festival of Hymns at Pease Auditorium

A Festival of Hymns at Pease Auditorium

I love hymns and the pipe organ! Yesterday, my mom and and I enjoyed A Festival of Hymns at Pease Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A Festival of Hymns The festival was …

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St. Tim’s Discovers – Michael Gartz Organ Concert at St. Rose

Michael Gartz plays the organ at St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg, OH

Last Saturday evening (for date night) my husband, Ted, and I enjoyed dinner out and then a delightful organ concert at St. Rose Catholic Church. This concert was part the St. Tim’s Discovers series which …

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December concerts with pipe organ!!!!

First United Methodist Church Ann Arbor

December means holiday concerts and I love them. I’ve attended 3 concerts this December all of which included the pipe organ. The sound a congregation singing Christmas corals along with the pipe organ fills me …

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Pipe Organ Spooktacular with P.D.Q. Bach

Martin Ott, Op. 110 installed in First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Last Sunday, my husband and I attended the Pipe Organ Spooktacular put on by the Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival. There were 10 organists – all students from the University of Michigan. The concert was centered …

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Ideas for increasing attendance at pipe organ concerts

In August, I attended 3 concerts – 2 pipe organ and a city band concert. Both pipe organ concerts were part of St. Francis recital series presented by the Ann Arbor AGO chapter. Each Monday …

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Is the music better when played from memory?

Better from memory

There have been a few pieces that I have learned to play from memory. I did not set out to learn to play them from memory, it just happened. I had to play the piece …

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7 ways to find a pipe organ concert in your area

I have written many posts about pipe organ concerts that I have attended. If you would like to go to a concert, here are some tips for finding concerts in your area. 1. The American …

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