November 10, 2015
This weekend, Plymouth welcomes visitors from many parts of the world to attend Sunday’s Inaugural Organ concert at 2 and 5 pm. Several people from Boston-based C. B. Fisk including Steve Dieck, President and organ builder Bertrand Cattiaux from France will share in the celebration. Editor of London-based international magazine Choir & Organ Maggie Hamilton arrives Friday and will stay through Sunday concerts. Plymouth’s organ will be featured in a 2016 cover story for the leading independent magazine for professionals and amateurs in choral and organ works. Choir & Organ is available at most bookstores and may also be accessed online.
In November, 2016, Plymouth’s organ will be featured in New York based magazine American Organist. Organist Doug Cleveland says, “It’s a big honor to have Plymouth’s new Fisk organ as the cover article for all the world to see. It puts us on the international map.”
Cleveland looks forward to sharing the full range of the Fisk Opus 140 organ in Sunday’s performance. “I crafted a program to showcase all the different organ stops utilizing a variety of composers from the baroque period to the present. Composers include: baroque composers Louis Marchand and J. S. Bach, 19th Century composer Cesar Franck and 20th Century composer Louis Vierne, organist at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris from 1900-1937. I also commissioned Dallas, Texas composer George Baker to write a piece based on folk tune The Lone Wild Bird.” Baker will also attend Sunday’s concerts, which will be recorded for broadcast by Roger Sherman, host of KING FM’s radio show “Organ Lofts.” Join the celebration! –Janice Randall