Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
highlights from a convivial gathering of friends of the theatre organ in Cedar Rapids.
Our toe-tapping music runs the gamut from a Mary Poppins medley to a Ritual Fire Dance, with Gershwin favorites, Roaring Twenties novelty tunes, and a salute to Frank Sinatra.
Featured performers include Ron Rhode, David Peckham, Clark Wilson, Walter Strony, Barry Baker and John Seng. They play on three period instruments instruments from the late ’20s:
Local theatre organ booster Dave Kelzenberg joins Michael Barone as guide and master-of-ceremonies.
These performances, recorded specifically for this broadcast, were recorded live in concert over the weekend of October 16-18, 1998. Compact discs of all of today’s featured artists are available through the Organ Historical Society catalog.