Program Updates - 2021
Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organs – Part 1: January 24 and Part 2: April 25
Hauptwerk is a software program sold by Milan Digital Audio LLC for Macintosh or PC, which allows playback of highly realistic pipe organ sample sets recorded from instruments all over the world.
This program will consist of two 1-hour presentations of local Hauptwerk setups. Presenters will review their components, budgets, challenges, the organs on their setups. The programs will also include demonstrations of the presenters’ instruments.
Listen to Henri Mulet played on a Hauptwerk sampled Cavaillé-Coll organ in Notre-Dame de Metz, France.
Presenters: Matt Smith and Annette Upton (Part 1) / Lou Paff and Eric Simmons (Part 2).
The Alpenrose Skinner Organ - February 28
The Ernest M. Skinner Organ (Op. 265, 1916) currently housed in the Alpenrose Dairy has a storied history: It was installed in the Civic Auditorium and featured illustrious performers such as Flor Peeters and Pietro Yon before being dismantled and put into storage when the venue underwent significant remodeling and later rechristened as the Keller Auditorium. In the 1970s David Bruce Newman installed the organ in the Opera House in Alpenrose Dairy Land. Our program will feature interviews with chapter members who will share their stories about the organ’s history and perform on the organ before it is dismantled and shipped to Missouri for restoration. Join us to celebrate the history of the Skinner organ say farewell to an old friend.
Bach-a-Thon - March 28
If you can’t get enough of Johann Sebastian Bach, chapter members will go for Baroque in our annual performance of works by the great master.
Members Recital - May 23
Join us for a program featuring chapter members.
Monthly Zoom Luncheons at Noon
November 24, 2020
December 29, 2020
January 26, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 30, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021