Concert features 3,500 pipes and a saxaphone

Saxophonist Allen Harrington will perform at St. Paul's United Church on Tuesday, October 24.

On Oct. 24, St. Paul’s United Church, 349 Waverley St., will resound with the sounds of its magnificent pipe organ, with saxophone. The Cameron Organ Trust is bringing two renowned musicians from Winnipeg to present a very special concert with Allen Harrington on saxophone, and organist Lottie-Enns-Braun at the church’s 3,500-pipe Casavant organ. Both musicians are instructors at the University of Manitoba who have been performing together in this unique combination since 2005.

The programme will include Bach, jazz- and folk-influenced music, a Dutch neo-classical suite, and Nebulae, by Frank Ferko, which captures the idea of night sky constellations. This concert has something for everyone. Tuesday’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. with tickets, priced at $20 and $15, available at at Calico, Music World, the church office, and at the door.

For a preview of the sounds you will hear, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhqXEmpo-pc for a sampling of their recently released CD. The Cameron Organ Trust was established in memory of organist Gordon Cameron and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the church’s Casavant organ in 2014. The trust is used to promote and present the finest music of the pipe organ. The trust previously presented organist Kalevi Kiviniemini from Finland in 2016.

- Submitted by Susan Marrier, Cameron Organ Trust

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