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February 6, 2011

"Music for Special Occasions for Organ and Other Instruments"

Member Recital


First Congregational Church

210 Orchard Ridge Road

Chappaqua, New York


The Performers

Front Row:

Alice Avouris, Noriko Yamada, Judith Barber Abel, Elyse Knobloch, Anneliese von Goerken, Jeffrey Hoffman, Timothy Keenan- Devlin, Robert Chase

Middle Row:

Meredith Storer, Edwin Wallace, Frederick Tripodi, Janine Wallour-Thwaite, Cecilia Sparacio, Dianne Spitalny, Pamela Sklar

Back Row:

Nicholas Szucs and Keith Robellard

Missing from photo: Jayson Rodovsky-Engquist

The Program
Fanfare by John Cook (1918 - 1984)

Edwin Wallace

Variations on "If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee"

by Gustav Merkel (1827 - 1895
Robert Chase
Fuga in C Major (The "Jig Fugue") by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)
Timothy Keenan-Devlin
Meditation by Bach/Gounod, arr. by Smith
Noriko Yamada
The Naked Seed from Three Songs on Devotional Texts by Jeffrey Hoffman

Anneliese von Goerken, Soprano

Jeffrey Hoffman, Organist

Meditation and Prelude from Six Liturgical Pieces by Isadore Freed (1900-1960)
Jayson Rodovsky-Engquist

Chorale Prelude: "Wenn wir in hochsten noten senn"

Trumpet Tune in C

by J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

by Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)

Meredith Storer
The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)

Nicholas Szucs, Violinist

Keith Robellard, Organist

Wondrous Love from Six Pieces Based on Modal Melodies Herbert Colvin
Judith Barber Abel
Spell 166 for Five Flutes and Organ Pamela Sklar
(World Premiere)  

Dianne Spitalny, C Flute

Cecilia Sparacio, Piccolo

Elyse Knobloch, Alto Flute

Alice Avouris, Alto Flute

Pamela Sklar, Bass Flute

Janin Wallour-Thwaite, Organist

Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
Frederick Tripodi
The Organ

The Angell Pipe Organ, Inc., Port Chester

Opus 128, 1968


Console Rebuilt by Instrument Technology Systems, Inc., Closter, NJ






  Northern Westchester Flutes performing Nicholas Szucs and Keith Robellard performing  
  The Audience Nicholas Szucs (violinist) and Keith Robellard (host and organist)  
The Reception after the Program
    Tom Lenhart, Minister at First Congregational Church is in the back in the middle of the photo    

Region II, Westchester County, NY, February 6, 18 musicians took part in a concert, “Music For Special Occasions For Organ and Other Instruments” held at the First Congregational Church in Chappaqua (Keith Robellard, host). To add variety, there was a violin and organ duet, a world premier for organ and five flutes, and a vocalist accompanied by the organ. A reception prepared by Dean Alice Avouris followed the concert.– Virginia B. Bender

as published in the May, 2011 issue of The American Organist


Photos: Courtesy of Virginia Bender


Last updated: April 28, 2011