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October 19 , 2008 Organ Plus! Celebrating the International Year of the Organ meeting

Performers: (from left to right:

Front Row: Joseph Nigro, Nell MacDonald, Michael Fraioli, Virginia Bender, and Harriet Dearden.

Back (and Middle Row): Thomas Zachacz, Lana Kollath, Robert Chase, Dorothy Happel, Arnold Ostlund, Jr., Joyce Gardner, Jan-Piet Knijff, Kathryn Jones, and Alice Avouris


Region II, Westchester, NY Sept. 28, the chapter and the Yale Wetchester Alumni Association cosponsored Yale organists Thomas Murray and Martin Jean in a duo concert at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale (John T. King, host). A reception, graciously prepared by the church, followed in the Hancock Room. Oct. 19, the chapter presented "Organ Plus!" at West Center Congregational Church in Bronxville in celebration of the International Year of the Organ. The performers were organists Joseph Nigro, Harriet Dearden, Robert Chase, Kathryn Jones, Virginia Bender, and Arnold Ostlund, Jr.; pianists: Jan-Piet Knijff and Joyce Gardner; harpsichordist Thomas Zachacz, trumpeters Joyce Toth and Lorraine Cohen, flutist Alice Avouris, violinist Dorothy Happel, and cellist Michael Fraioli. Arnold Ostlund, Jr. was the host. The reception was prepared by Edna Neff Scholoton – Ralph A. Burkhart

As published in The American Organist, January, 2009


Concerto For Two Trumpets
Antonio Vivaldi
Organ: Joseph Nigro, Trumpets: Joyce Toth, Lorraine Cohen
Partita VI
Johann Pachelbel
Harpsichord: Thomas Zachacz
Rhapsody for Flute and Organ
John Weaver
Flute: Alice Avouris, Organ: Harriet Dearden
My Spirit Be Joyful
Johann Sebastian Bach
Organ: Robert Chase, Trumpets: Joyce Toth, Lorraine Cohen

Laudate Dominum

(Vesperae De Dominica)

Wolfgang Mozart
Soprano: Nell MacDonald, Organ: Robert Chase, Piano: Lana Kollath
Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano: Lana Kollath, Organ: Kathryn Jones, Violin: Dorothy Happel
Charles Marie Widor
Piano: Jan-Piet Knijff, Violin: Dorothy Happel, Cello: Michael Fraioli
Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano: Joyce Gardner, Violin: Dorothy Happel, Cello: Michael Fraioli, Organ: Virginia Bender
Final In B Flat, Op. 21
César Franck
Organ: Arnold Ostlund, Jr.



Photo: Courtesy of Ralph Burkhart
Last updated: December 19, 2008