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Enjoy organ music in its infinite variety each week on PIPEDREAMS from American Public Media, heard Sundays at Midnight on Classical WQXR-105.9 FM, New York City. PIPEDREAMS is also available OnDemand at www.pipedreams.org. For more information: www.wqxr.org/programs/pipedreams.

Unless otherwise noted, each event is in Manhattan.

October 3 — Friday

11.00–11.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Ryan Jackson (New York, N.Y.), organ. Widor: Symphony No. 5. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 5 — Sunday

1.00 pm. Michael Hey (Asst. Organist), organ; Rachel Koblyakov, violin. Music for Violin and Organ. Works of Bach, Vitali, Ravel, Hakim, and Reger. Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 W. 55th St./Fifth Ave. Free. 212-247-0490 x3072. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Stephen Rapp (Dir. of Music), organ. Music of J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and an improvisation on an original theme. St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Ave., Stamford, Conn. $15. 203-322-0066 x118. Handicapped accessible facility

4.40 pm. Tim Brumfield (Boca Raton, Fla.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.15 pm. John Scott (Dir. of Music), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 7 — Tuesday

12.30–1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Quincy Dobbs (Flint, Mich.), organ. "J.S. Bach, Happily Before and Happily Ever After." Bach: Concerto in A Minor (after Vivaldi); Buxtehude: Passacaglia in D Minor and Toccata in F Major; Kuhnau: Prelude and Fuge in Bb Major and Toccata in A Minor. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

October 10 — Friday

11.00–11.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Damin Spritzer (Dallas, Tex.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 12 — Sunday

4.40 pm. Katherine Meloan (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Mickey Thomas Terry (Washington, D.C.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Thomas Dahl (Hamburg, Germany), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 14 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Philip Brisson (Louisville, Ken.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30–1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Janet Yieh (New York, N.Y.), organ. Works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, and Böhm. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 212-684-4174. Handicapped accessible facility

October 17 — Friday

7.30 pm. "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925 version). Todd Wilson accompanies the classic silent film on the organ. Our Lady of Refuge Church, 2020 Foster Ave., Brooklyn. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. 718-551-8093. Handicapped accessible facility

11.00–11.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Christopher Creaghan (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 19 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Students from Mannes College, with organists Andrew Hendersonand Dariusz Przybylski (Poland). Program includes Barber's Variations on Wondrous Love and Przybyliski's Præambulum for Organ. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20, $15 (students & 62+); Children 12 & under: Free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Joseph Arndt (Dir. of Music), organ. Grace Church (Episcopal), 950 Broad St., Newark, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-623-1733. Handicapped accessible facility

4.40 pm. Ryan Jackson (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Frederick Hohman (South Bend, Ind.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Karen Christianson (Media, Penn.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. New York Symphonic Brass. Broadway Chamber Players; Mark Pacoe and James Wetherald, organists. Works by Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, Biebl, Mendelssohn, Gabrieli, Lauridsen, Roever/Korb. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). $20, $15. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 22 — Wednesday

12.40 pm. James Wetzel (Organist & Choirmaster), organ. French Romanticism; music of Widor, Dupré, and Franck. Church of Saint Agnes, 143 E. 43rd St. (Lexington & Third Aves.). Free. 412-951-7441.

October 24 — Friday

6.00 pm. Christopher Jennings (Assoc. Organist-Choirmaster), organ. Farewell recital. Works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Duruflé and Dupré. St. James' Church, Episcopal, 865 Madison Ave./71st St. Free. 212-774-4204. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Adam J. Brakel (Spring Hill, Fla.), organ. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Suggested donation: $15 and $10. 516-764-9578. Handicapped accessible facility

11.00–11.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Janet Yieh (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 25 — Saturday

3.00 pm. Walter Hilse (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Peter's Church (Lutheran), 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. $20 ($15 students, seniors, AGO). 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

October 26 — Sunday

3.00 pm. Music on Madison. Andrew Henderson (Dir. of Music), organ; Jorge Ávila, violin. Works by Bach, Mozart, Rheinberger, Kreisler, Bartók and Chris DeBlasio. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20, $15 (students & 62+); Children 12 & under: Free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4.40 pm. Eric Birk (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 5.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

5.00 pm. Stephen Buzard (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Jonathan Vaughn (Wells, UK), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 28 — Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Organ student from The Juilliard School. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

October 31 — Friday

5.00 pm. Halloween Organ Spooktacular. Sándor Szabó (Min. of Music), organ. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, S. 565; Saint-Saëns: Dance Macabre; Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries; Boëllmann: Toccata. Ballet students of Anna Dumas (Bronville Ballet) with dance on selections from Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg, and Coppelia by Delibes. Come in your Halloween costume and enjoy this family event. The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Rd., Bronxville, N.Y. Free. 914-337-6776. Handicapped accessible facility

5.30 pm. David Hurd (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Mass at 6.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

11.00–11.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Bogna McGarrigle (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility