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  • Organ Concert at my church

    Tomorrow evening, 17 Mar 2019, there will be a free organ concert featuring Stephen Hamilton using our 4/83 Klais pipe organ. Location: First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Texas, 503 N. Central Expwy. Time: 7 pm. Charge: none (free)

    I'll be there. Y'all come!


  • #2
    Wow! Wish I could make it, David. Google map says it's only a 5-hour drive from here! Seriously, I would dearly love to come down and hear that organ one day and meet up with you too. Perhaps I'll be able to do that as business winds down.

    Sure to be a great program on a magnificent organ in a lovely setting. Can you post a pic of the program sheet?
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    • davidecasteel
      davidecasteel commented
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      Here is the projected concert program:

      Dr. Stephen Hamilton, organist
      ~ program

      Sonata de 1° tono para clave I para órgano con trompete real -- José Lidón (1752-1827)

      Trois Paraphrases Gregoriennes -- Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
      Hymne d'action de Grace"Te Deum

      Chant de Paix

      Hommage à Messiaen -- McNeil Robinson (1943-2015)

      Choral in E Major -- Cesar Franck (1916-1983)

      ~ intermission

      Toccata, Villancico y Fuga (BACH), Opus 18 -- Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

      Le Jardin suspendu, JA 71 -- Jehan Alain (1911-1940)
      Litanies, JA 119

      Prelude and Fugue in B Major, Opus 7, No.1 -- Marcel Dupré (1886-1971).

  • #3
    That's a BIG program! Mentioned above, composer McNeil Robinson and I grew up together, as play mates, and school mates, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was inspired to practice on the piano....I was threatened to practice on the piano. Ha.


    • #4
      Thanks for sharing the program, David. Even though I live too far away to attend, I always find it interesting to see what pieces are being programmed. You are in for a real treat. Your church is fortunate to have you as such a great promoter of the organ.


      My home organ: Content M5800 as a midi controller for Hauptwerk


      • davidecasteel
        davidecasteel commented
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        Well, I was there and took some photos for the church. I also had a short chat with the Organist (Dr. Hamilton). He played a great concert for us, but I don't think he's a fan of Klais instruments (he said so).


      • voet
        voet commented
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        One of the challenges in this part of the country is getting a decent audience for organ concerts. Was your event well attended?

    • #5
      I'm guessing maybe 100 folk in attndance. In a 1300-seat Sanctuary it looks sparse, though.