Celebration of the new Klais pipe organ, hosted by Dr. Paul Knox. Artists include: Dr. John Michniewicz, Galen Tate, Jeffrey Wood, Stephen Roberts, Michael Lantowski, and Dr. Joe Utterback. Dinner follows and is open to all friends of the Guild and First Church Fairfield.
Paul Knox Salute, Sunday, June 6, 2011, 4:00 PM, First Church Congregational, Fairfield
If you were not one of the 250 individuals at this concert, or one of the 90+ AGO members and Paul Knox’s friends that joined us for the dinner after, hopefully these photos of the event, along with the YouTube videos give you a glimpse of how special an afternoon and evening it was for attendees, members and guests. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, and those that came from far away like surprise former chapter AGO members Pat Winsauer (now in Texas), Bryan Kirk (now in Glens Falls, NY), and Mark Kasmin (upstate CT).
Kudos to fine performances by Stephen Roberts, Galen Tate, Dr. Joe Utterback, Mike Lantowski, Jeffrey Wood, and David Harris. With the help of Baritone Thomas Woodman, we also added a surprise Paul Knox favorite piece, The Lost Chord, that was not on the program. Our performers utilized the new Klais pipe organ and Steinway piano well with a wide variety of music including singing.
Jeffrey Wood – Praeludium in G Minor Dietrich Buxtehude – Bux WV 149
Jeffrey Wood and Galen Tate – Variations on an Easter Theme – John Rutter
Galen Tate – Coronation March from Le Prophète – Giacomo Meyerbeer
Dr. Joe Utterback and Galen Tate – Visions (piano/organ duet ) – Dr. Joe Utterback
Michael Lantowski – Nun Danket Alle Gott – Marche Triomphale – Sigfrid Karg-Elert Op. 65
David Harris – Razzle Dazzle – Richard Gere
Thomas Woodman, Dr. Joe Utterback, David Harris – The Lost Chord (baritone/piano/organ) – Arthur Sullivan