June 2015 Diapason Newsletter

June 22, 2015


In this issue we note the passing of McNeil Robinson, the destruction by tornado of Zion Lutheran Church (and its Vogelpohl and Spaeth organ) in Delmont, South Dakota, and on a happier note, the 2015 Poister Competition results.

Other personal news includes the appointment of Damin Spritzer to the University of Oklahoma and of Lorenzo Martinez to executive director of the Houston Chamber Choir, and the retirement of David Wagner from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Stephen Hamilton performed a recital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Stephen Cleobury’s recording of works by Liszt, Reubke, and Mendelssohn has been released on the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge label. The Noack Organ Co. announces that Opus 159 is to be installed in Concord, Massachusetts; Johannus recently installed a hybrid organ in Illinois.

Our newsletter sponsor is the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company, whose installation at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn, New York is on the June issue cover.

Summer reading:  This is a great time to send a sample copy of THE DIAPASON to a friend, colleague or student. And we have a special student rate of just $20 for one year. Call or e-mail me for information.

—Joyce Robinson

Editorial Director, THE DIAPASON  


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Joyce Robinson