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Chapter Meetings

First Meeting – Sunday, September 27, 2015, 6:00pm

Potluck Dinner & Presentation


“Registration: Getting the most out of digital organs.” – We on the executive committee realize that a large number of our members play digital organs, and we certainly need to offer programs that cate to their needs. With that in mind, we are meeting at the Evangelical Covenant Church (where member Sharon Carlson is organist), at 3025 Edison Rd, South Bend. The organ is an Allen digital computer organ, of the type with the punch cards for “alterable voice.” I will be the presenter, and will show a number of ways to use that type of organ for repertoire. “How do I bring of Trumpet Voluntary on a smallish organ with no really big trumpet?” “How can I get some color with a limited stoplist?” Come and find out! (I don’t claim to have all the answers, though. Others are welcome to chime in!)

As for the potluck – I will be in charge of coordinating the dinner. I’ll bring some form of main course. (Undecided at this time just what.) We’ll need salads, desserts, and another main course is welcome.

Please email me at or call (leaving a message if I don’t pick up) at 574-250-8889.

Second Meeting – Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00 AM

Alan Morrison, Professor of Organ at the Curtis Institute of Music and Chairman of the Organ Department at Westminster Choir College

Alan is a brilliant concert artist and teacher, but also a well-seasoned church musician. At my encouragement, he’ll offer a presentation intended to be practical for all of us: A blend of techniques for getting the body relaxed for a performance, and showing us some worthy, accessible church service organ repertoire. There really will be something for everyone here!


Note the recital – Alan Morrison, Culver Memorial Chapel, Sunday, October 11, 4pm

Alan is here as my guest recitalist for the fall. He will be playing a program including works of Vivaldi (a la Bach), Franck, Duruflé, Stover, Wilson (Anne), and Sowerby. I guarantee you will be wowed my this man’s playing! He is thoroughly musical, and technically brilliant, and his program will certainly take advantage of the resources of the 59-rank Moller/Fabry organ!