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As I write this in late January, most of us are experiencing a relative heat wave, just a week ago having been in a deep freeze! This should remind us that spring will soon be here, and of course,…
The staff of The Diapason trusts that you had a pleasant and safe Advent and Christmas season. As many of us are church musicians, we know that you have worked very hard over the last several weeks…
The staff of The Diapason trusts that you had a pleasant Thanksgiving holiday. As so many of us are church musicians now entering our very busy season of Advent and Christmas, make sure your weeks…
Here in the Midwest, the autumn colors are nearly at their peak. At The Diapason, we are now working on our 2018 Resource Directory of businesses in the world of the organ, harpsichord, carillon, and…
Most of us are now settled back into our new choir and/or academic year, and I trust you are off to an energetic and successful start! This month’s newsletter brings you notes about many musical…
In these waning days of August, many of our students have begun classes or will do so within the next week or two. For those of us who sing in choirs or direct them, our rehearsal year will soon…
While July may be a month for many of us to relax, vacation, read, or have a cherished “staycation,” the news in the world of the organ and church music does not slacken! Our newsletter today brings…
‘Tis the season for many of us to attend a convention! What a choice of organ and carillon conventions this summer across the country. I enjoy reading on Facebook of many people traveling to attend a…
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and summer officially begins. For many of us, this is a time when the choir season or the academic year has ended or at least slackens to the point that we can…
In this last week of April, many of our readers are recuperating from a very busy time as church musicians, having presented a considerable amount of music between Palm Sunday and Easter. We hope…