An organ and piano concert will be held at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church in Osage Beach on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. No tickets will be sold, but donations will be accepted. A reception will be held in Thompson Hall following the performance.
There have been several Organ and Piano concerts sponsored by the Lake Arts Council since the initial event was held in 1996.
It was co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists to celebrate that organization’s centennial year. With over 150 organ concerts in the United States and Canada beginning at the same time, this event became known as the “World’s Largest Organ Recital.”
Every concert began with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor.” Fay Coultas, who proudly played that challenging piece at the first concert has agreed to play it again for this performance.
Musicians view this performance as an opportunity to not only keep their skills current, but to connect with the audience by sharing their talents. Three students will participate in this event.
Organists and pianists will perform in each selection either solo or as accompaniment for other featured instruments and /or voices.
Michael Lindeman, Minister of Music at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, Director of the Greater Lake Area Chorale and LAC Board member will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and participant.
Other musicians planning to participate include organists, Dorothy Kerr and Bob Johnson. Pianists are Margo Strothmann, Candace Hagan, Kathleen Marco, Karen Larvick of Jefferson City and her student, Lucy Liao as well as students of Judy Wingate of Camdenton, Taylor Petska and Benjamin Poest. Vocalists include Candace Hagan, Vanessa Hebrank, Michael Lindeman and Judy Sutherlin. Missy McPheeters will bless the audience with a complicated violin solo while Nora and Mark Hulse of Lawerence, Kansas, as in the past, most likely will have the audience stomping and cheering as Mark strums the banjo accompanied by Nora on the piano.
Bob Johnson will close the program, in his usual grand style, seated at the organ (the King of Instruments) as he uses 10 fingers, two feet, mind, body and soul to bring forth a contemporary composition titled “That’s All Folks.”