Dear Westminster Congregation and Friends,
I would like to personally invite you to attend this Friday evening’s Musica Organi recital with Canadian organist John Grew. The series’ planning committee and the Knoxville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists are pleased to present this outstanding organist!
I also want to thank all of you able to attend David Arcus’ recital last February. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring evening and I was thrilled to see the sanctuary and balcony full of enthusiastic listeners. Especially pleasing to me was the fact that people of all ages and from all across our region were there and that they made the effort to be there, especially on a night when travel was predicted to be treacherous! David welcomed us all “into the club” and then presented a fun and deeply satisfying program.
Anyone who has attend a Musica Organi event can tell you that one of the best parts of the evening is the reception that follows. The treats are out of this world, including Bettie Mason’s state-of-the-art “organ cookies” that are not to be missed. If you want to know the special story behind each of them you’ll just have to come and let us share it with you while you sample them!
We are truly blessed to enjoy two wonderful organs at the church and to have a generously endowed series that brings the world’s finest organists to our community. We are equally blessed to have developed an audience of organ enthusiasts who return year after year. We want to welcome each member of Westminster “into the club” and enjoy these programs with you. If you enjoyed the Widor Toccata this Easter, there is more Widor to be heard this Friday! See you there!
Peter J. Van Eenam