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September 2015
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.

September 4 – Friday

7.00 pm. Jan Vermeire, organ. Music by Belgian composers who lived in the United States. Church of St. Joseph, 371 Sixth Ave./Washington Pl. Free. 212-741-1274.

September 8 – Tuesday

7.00 pm. Sacred Sounds at St. Paul's. Daniel Ficarri (New York, N.Y.), organ; Anna Han (New York, N.Y.), piano. The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave./60th St. Free. 412-298-3958. Handicapped accessible facility

September 13 – Sunday

5.15 pm. John Scott Memorial Recital. Stephen Buzard (Acting Dir. of Music) and Benjamin Sheen (Acting Organist), organ. A recital in memory of the late John Gavin Scott which will include some of John’s favorite works for organ and also a new work written specially in memory of John by the English composer, Andrew Carter. The program will include music by Mendelssohn, Buxtehude, Duruflé, Demessieux and Whitlock. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Both Evensong and the recital will be webcast from the church. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

September 15 – Tuesday

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Claudia Dumschat (Dir. of Music), organ. "Organ Fireworks" – works by Handel, Bach, Widor, and Vierne. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

September 20 – Sunday

3.00. Organ Dedication Recital. Christopher Houlihan (New York, N.Y.), organ. The inaugural recital on the III/41 organ built by the Peragallo Pipe Organ Company. Works by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Vierne, and the NYC premier of Patrick Greene’s “Steel Symphony”. St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, 856 Pacific St./Vanderbilt Ave. Free. 718-638-1071. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Organ Dedication Recital. Monte Maxwell (Annapolis, Md.), organ. Mr. Maxwell's recital will dedicate the new Walker organ in the chapel, and on the same program he will also play the church's Möller pipe organ in the sanctuary. First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, 1 East Passaic Ave., Rutherford, N.J. Free-will offering. 201-438-3569. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Griffin McMahon (New York, N.Y.), 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

September 22 – Tuesday

6.00 pm. Gail Archer (Barnard College), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Amsterdam Ave./117th St. Free. 212-854-8421. Handicapped accessible facility

September 27 – Sunday

5.15 pm. Andrzej Szadejko (Gdansk, Poland), 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

September 28 – Monday

7.00 pm. "Fantasia" – Members' Recital followed by champagne reception. Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch (Episcopal), 552 West End Avenue between 86th and 87th Streets. Performers are: Michael Hey, Colin MacKnight, Greg Zelek, Sebastian Glück, John A. Woolfe, and Gregg Patruno. Free to NYC Chapter members; general admission: $10. 212-580-3326. This event was previously scheduled for Tues., Sept. 29.

September 29 – Tuesday
6.00 pm. Timothy Smith (University Organist), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Amsterdam Ave./117th St. Free. 212-854-8421. Handicapped accessible facility