The Diapason April 2015 Newsletter

April 27, 2015

We have much good news to report, including the creation of the Sebastian M. Glück College Scholarship, the new partnership Odell Organs, THE DIAPASON’s recent visit to the Juilliard School, Jordan DeRouen’s prizewinning organ composition, and a new release of festive organ pieces by Dr. J. Butz.  Milestones both happy and sad include Alan Morrison playing his 40th recital at Ursinus College (and completing 20 years on its faculty), the appointment of Christopher Shepard as the second artistic director of Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA), and the passing of Henry S. Fusner and Wilbur Held.

Appointments include Didier Grassin to president of the Noack Organ Company, and Nicholas Schmelter to director of music at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Lapeer, Michigan.  Pipe organ news includes a historic 1915 Austin organ relocation in Illinois, and new organs to be built by J.F. Nordlie (in Eagan, Minnesota) and Spencer (at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver).

Our newsletter sponsor is A.E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company. They are also the sponsor of our April issue’s cover, which features their instrument at the Iglesia ni Cristo in Quezon City, Philippines.

—Joyce Robinson 

Editorial Director, THE DIAPASON  


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Joyce Robinson