Thursday, December 13, 2007

Upcoming Organ in the new year

From David S. Messner:
Peter Lea-Cox, an English organist, will give a recital, beginning at 7:30 on Friday, October 10, 2008 at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA. Margaret and I have heard one of his recitals. He opened with English Baroque music, including Handel, Greene, Thomas Arne, etc., then transitioned smoothly into elegant English Romantic Period music, such as Elgar, Howells, Finzi, Stanton, Ireland, and the like.

Margaret and I thoroughly enjoyed his recital on a small but (as always) distinguished Taylor and Boody tracker pipe organ. He's so ingenious with registrations, that he made this small instrument sound like a considerably larger instrument with more tonal resources than the instrument actually has. He is professionally deeply interested in English Baroque music, and plays it extraordinarily well.

We really would like to get a big turnout for his recital. So, tell your friends and invite them to put it on their MS Outlook calendars, and then as the date approaches, give them a bit of friendly harrassment to remind them.

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