modern music for the modern organ
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY // NOACK ROOM - KALAMAZOO, MI
Allen explaining the history of the organ to an audience member.
Graeme performing ‘whistling trains in an intimate space’
Steven, Allen, and Graeme after a successful concert.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL // COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
David looking after us during rehearsal.
Audience trickling in. We had 119 show up for an organ concert of new music…imagine that!
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL // BOULDER, CO
What does THIS button do?
Practicing on First Congo’s Salmen organ.
Ready to go!
A very VERY young organist.
The Colorado dream team.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL // KALAMAZOO, MI
Such a warm space, and a sparkly Jesus sign to boot.
Our Kalamazoo program - two world premieres!
The coordination was difficult, but we pulled it off!
Shootin’ the breeze before the concert.
Our Kalamazoo program was entirely crowd-funded. It was an amazing experience bringing Origin Brass to Michigan and we’re looking forward to more collaborations in the future!
WEBER MUSIC HALL // DULUTH, MN
Rehearsing for a talk and instrument demo. This digital organ has recorded samples from four different organs across Europe.
Rehearsing a piece for one-organ-8-limbs. We didn’t want to do any page turns so…that should explain the poster board.
Justin Rubin helping to explain the digital interface of this Hauptwerk instrument.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST // DULUTH, MN
That really pretty star is called a zimbelstern (literally “cymbal star”). When you turn it on, it rotates and makes some extra-beautiful tinkly sounds.
What you see here is only a small part of this very large organ. The rest of the pipes are all hidden behind the choir loft wall on the other side of the sanctuary.
NATIVITY OF OUR LORD // ST PAUL, MN
The entrance to our St. Paul destination.
A big ol’ Casavant organ. Built in 2007. Just a baby!
Setting up our Facebook Live video.
Got the projector working!
ST VINCENT DE PAUL // CHICAGO, IL
This is our second concert here. The stained glass never gets old.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL - CHICAGO, IL
Really though, beautiful space.
Testing out our presets one last time.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL // BELOIT, WI
Last stop! The entire back wall of this sanctuary is basically all organ.
Getting ready to go as people wander in.
Talking through the different parts of the organ in an instrument demo before the concert!
Clamoring to get a closer look at the instrument*
Ayyyyyyy! Tour of new music for the organ all finished up. Can’t wait to do it again!
SENDING OUT TOUR POSTERS!
Don’t be *board* on Dec. 13th! Cutting some poplar to length and wrapping it in felt. Wanna know what this would sound like on the organ? Come to Circle•Dances to find out!
Chimes? English Horn? Subterranean Tuba?!? Yes please!
The lights! The tree! The organ console! What a spectacle.
So many poinsettias…
A chat about the music on the concert.
PEACE LUTHERAN // SOUTH HAVEN, MI
Wicks Op 4685 (with an iPad to boot).
Graeme peeking over his notes.
Tennis shoes on the pedalboard!