What a splendid kickoff celebration of the 100th anniversary of our Austin organ and the music programs that have enhanced our worship for many years. A great crowd was thrilled by the artistry of F. Allen Artz, III as he presented his program entitled “Hopelessly Romantic.” Thank you to all of our patrons, especially John Giansello who was presented with a plaque honoring his decades-long commitment to the upkeep of Trinity’s organs. We are also grateful to Pamela Foley who designed our 100th-anniversary flyer and to Howard Mitchell for sponsoring the October 9 concert. Many thanks to so many of you who provided the after-concert reception with so many delicious food offerings and those who helped with set up and clean up. And the celebration continues on November 20 with the chamber ensemble from SATORI. Two Part Invention Plus One features Nora Suggs, a flutist who has been a major supporter of our series as a performer for numerous appearances. She will be joined by John Arnold, classical guitarist and Elizabeth Mendoza, cellist. Please see the enclosed flyer. Pamela Foley, our substitute organist will offer an organ selection at this concert as we briefly showcase the instrument at each concert this season.
Once again we are asking for your culinary delights for the reception following the concert on November 20. Sign-up sheets will be on the bulletin board at the base of the 2nd St. stairs and also in the binder at the main entrance. Thank you as always for your support.
Organ Refurbishment Campaign
The Vestry has voted unanimously to go ahead with a proposal from Patrick Murphy Organ builders to refurbish the console of our Austin organ. Donations for this fund are a perfect opportunity to remember someone who has passed or in thanksgiving for the many blessings in your life. This work will be done sometime in the 2023-24 schedule of Murphy’s. It will ensure many more decades of our magnificent instrument in good working order.
Organ Benefit Concert
Our glorious organ has been working for 100 years with hours of practice, Sunday services, feast days, special services and concerts. As always, with a pipe organ and one of this vintage, small problems can always occur. To help with some of these expenses and the future refurbishment of the organ console, there will be a special Benefit Concert for the Organ on Sunday, January 29, 2023 (weather date will be February 5). The suggested donation is $15. This concert will include the Grantham Brass Project from Messiah University and Cora Gamelin-Osenbach, soprano accompanied by John Kline, IV at the piano. An exciting post-Christmas concert for the betterment of our grand 100-year-old instrument.