April 2011

Wicks Organ Company, Highland, Illinois All Saints Catholic Church, Manassas, Virginia All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, is privileged and blessed to have a new church building and a newly renovated pipe organ.…
Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders, Denver, North Carolina The Community Church at Tellico Village, Loudon, Tennessee From the director of music This pipe organ is such a wonderful addition to our music ministry, and we are all excited about the…
Christopher Houlihan may very well be the youngest organist ever interviewed by The Diapason. A Connecticut native, Houlihan—sometimes known as “Houli”—made his debut album at 19 (a recording of the Vierne Second Symphony, made before he…
Pittsburgh is a very attractive American city, situated between the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River at the tip of a Manhattan-like triangle of land that is the downtown. Home to 151 high-rise buildings,…
The seat of the Bishop I’ve always been a sucker for construction equipment. The other day I was walking up Second Avenue in New York, where a new subway line is under construction, and although I was on a schedule moving between…
Boëllmann Suite Gothique, Part 5: Toccata In this month’s column we look at some aspects of the fourth and last movement of Boëllmann’s Suite Gothique, the Toccata. This is the last column in this series to deal in detail with a specific…
James G. Chapman, retired University of Vermont Choral Union conductor and longtime music professor, died February 8. He was 83. Born and raised in Manistee, Michigan, Chapman studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned his…