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Barry Wenger has been appointed organist and bell choir director at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, Illinois, beginning August 15. Wenger... more
Joan Lippincott received the Sesquicentennial Medal of Excellence from Rider University in May 2015. Previously she was honored by Westminster Choir... more
On June 14 the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival presented two 2014 festival winners in concert at Trinity College Chapel in Hartford, Connecticut.... more
Darryl Roland has been appointed director of music ministry at St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Roland leaves positions at St. Mark’s... more
The St. Albans International Organ Competition has announced its winners from the July 2015 competition. First Prize Interpretation and Gold Medal... more
THE DIAPASON is sad to inform its readers of the sudden passing of John Scott, organist and director of music at New York City's St. Thomas Church... more
The 2015 Lynnwood Farnam Competition, Canada’s oldest organ competition, concluded May 20 in Montreal. First prize ($1,000 plus recital engagements)... more
The Bedient Pipe Organ Company of Roca, Nebraska, has relocated the firm’s Opus 8, built in 1976 for Wesley House, a United Methodist ministry for... more
John Bishop, author of the column “In the wind . . .” in The Diapason, announces the formation of John Bishop Organ Consultation. John Bishop draws... more
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine, presents organ recitals at 7:30 p.m.:August 4, Frederick Hohman;8/11, Felix Hell;8/18, Walter Strony;8/25, Ray... more
Russell Stinson, professor of music and college organist at Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas, has been appointed Gerhard Herz Visiting Professor of... more
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wisconsin, concludes its summer organ recital series August 16 at 3 p.m. with a program by ... more
VocalEssence has selected G. Phillip Shoultz III as its new associate conductor—a newly created full-time position. He replaces Sigrid Johnson, who... more
Church of the Gesu, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presents organ recitals Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.:August 11, Bryan Dunnewald;September 8, Jeff VerKuilen;... more
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts, continues its Wednesday evening organ recitals: August 5, Brian Glikes; 8/12, Monica... more
Scott Lamlein was appointed director of music and organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, Connecticut, following a long line of noted... more
The Spreckels Organ Society continues its Centennial International Summer Organ Festival, Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on the 1915 Spreckels Organ in... more
Jonathan Dimmock ( has been appointed principal organist of the Legion of Honor Museum of San Francisco. As such, he will... more
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, Washington, concluded its 20th anniversary season of “Artists at the Organ” with a special celebratory concert,... more
David Hurd (third from left) presented a program to the Southwest Chapter of the American Guild of Organists on May 8. Dr. Hurd featured hymns from... more
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