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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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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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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The most important lesson learned

g To Someone Else's Middle

I learned an important lesson at the American Guild of Organists (AGO) convention. There is a story leading up to it. The concert on Tuesday evening was at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo. Another concert earlier in …

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