Orgelbau Klais and AE Schlueter Pipe Organ Company did an outstanding job renovating, enlarging, and revoicing our organ over the past three years. So many people from both companies were involved in this project, but I am
Jongen's mesmerizing 'Symphonie Concertante', Guilmant's grand 'Première Symphonie', Reger's dramatic 'Fantasy and Fugue on BACH', and Pamela's exuberant 'Windows of the Spirit' (commissioned by FPC) showed off (almost) everything that this organ has to offer...
None of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity of so many members of our congregation, and without Tony Sundermeier's unwavering support. I am also deeply grateful to Katie Patterson who organized the entire concert series, and to my wife Julia Dokter, who got to hear a lot about this project - maybe even too much, occasionally... - and who was there for me from the very beginning to this weekend, and even now :)
There are so many wonderful memories not only from this past weekend but from the entire six years that this renovation took from the first planning stages to its completion, I will never forget this terrific opportunity!
Organists: If you would like to play the organ, just send me a message, I'll be delighted to welcome you at FPC once the organ dedication concert series is over.