January 2020

Bruton Parish Church is immediately recognizable as an important and large edifice among eighty-eight original and intact eighteenth-century structures in Colonial Williamsburg where hundreds of other early houses, shops, and public…
Lee T. Lovallo Pipe Organs, Antelope, California Renaissance Choir Sacramento, Sacramento, California Designed to support rehearsals and performances of a community ensemble that specializes in fifeenth- and sixteenth-century sacred music…
It was the only paying job I’d ever had. So said Ralph Vaughan Williams, speaking on the biographical DVD, O Thou Transcendent, as he talked about his first—and only—church organist position. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958), arguably…
The British and French Organ Music Seminar (FOMS) took place in London, Paris, and Alsace, July 4–18, 2019. Founded by Christina Harmon in 1986, FOMS has taken place biennially since. London Thirty-seven organists and friends began the…
When you blow through here, music comes out. The long-running syndicated cartoon, The Family Circus, features a mother and father and four kids, Billy, Dolly, Jeffy, and P. J. One early episode had Daddy, Dolly, and Billy coming home after…
Nunc Dimittis Stephen Cleobury, former director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, died November 22 in York, UK, his home since he retired in September, after a long illness. He was born in Bromley, in Kent County in southeast England…
2019 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival features a harpsichordist The genial genius who founded and organizes the annual East Texas Pipe Organ Festival in Kilgore, Texas, engaged a brilliant young artist to present a recital on Wednesday,…