Latest Organ Stories

2008-08-10 15:00:26

Retired Air Force Col. Jack Moelmann spent $118,000 to rent out New York's Radio City Music Hall for an organ recital, the New York Post says.

2008-08-10 03:00:14

By Jerry Berrios HOLLYWOOD - At 95, Bob Mitchell shows no signs of slowing down. Mitchell, one of the last original silent movie organists, has a pocket calendar filled with gigs at churches, theatres and events. "I enjoy playing and they keep on calling me," Mitchell says.

2008-07-28 00:00:28

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 27--The familiar tune of "The Old Rugged Cross" resonates from Tim York's Dobro steel guitar with its unique style of the old Christian hymn.

2008-07-22 06:00:32

By Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 22--By the time he was a junior at St. Louis University High School, Zach Hemenway knew what he wanted to do with his life. "I loved playing the organ, I loved choral music," he said.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

The July 23 Summer Organ Concert Recital series at Sinsinawa Mound will feature Kirstin Synnestvedt of Chicago on the Casavant pipe organ in Queen of the Rosary Chapel at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

By Liz Perkins Patients are throwing their support behind a life-saving plan to shake-up the Welsh organ donor system. New Assembly research shows half of people back a presumed consent system, where people would have to opt out if they did not want to donate their organs.

2008-07-02 15:00:21

LINCOLNVILLE - The United Christian Church, United Church of Christ, will raffle off the work of a Hope artist this weekend to raise funds to buy a new organ. Tickets for the raffle of the work of Elizabeth O'Haverty will be sold at the 14th annual Strawberry Festival to be held at 10 a.m.

2008-06-27 09:02:46

NEW YORK _ "OK, how about 'Living on a Prayer'?" the young man asked his friend as they sat down at the beat-up organ to play a duet. The sounds that filled the cavernous hall in lower Manhattan bore precisely zero resemblance to the Bon Jovi rock anthem.

2008-06-26 09:03:11

By Suzanne Moore, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jun. 26--ESSEX -- At one end of the continuum are performers such as word-class organists Frederick Hohman and Carol Williams.

2008-06-14 18:00:00

By Steven Brown, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jun. 14--Before the young J.S. Bach became a legendary composer and organist, he once walked 200 miles to hear a concert by a famous older musician, Dietrich Buxtehude. Three centuries later, Buxtehude doesn't demand that level of commitment.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").