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In this issue we note the retirement of Marilyn Mason, who has served for 67 years at the University of Michigan, the addition of Martin Baker and Jens Korndörfer to the roster of Karen McFarlane Artists, and the passing of David Gell and Robert Town. Results are reported for the anthem competition at the First Baptist Church of Worcester, Massachusetts, and the 2014 Arthur Poister Competition in Syracuse, New York.
Ken Cowan opened the concert series of the Bach Festival Society at Rollins College, and Christophe Mantoux completed his third American tour under the auspices of Penny Lorenz Artist Management. Coming events include recital series at the Sinsinawa Mound (Sinsinawa) and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Crosse) in Wisconsin, and at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego’s Balboa Park. We also report on new organs by Bedient, Casavant, and Ruffatti, and on an open house at Berghaus.
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