25th Anniversary Organ Recital and Service
During the weekend of September 19-21, Pilgrim Congregational Church in Duluth will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its locally built, world renowned Jaeckel organ.
On Friday evening, at 7:00, Dr. Jesse Eschbach will play a recital of varied works. Dr. Eschbach teaches at the College of Music, University of North Texas and was a consultant to Pilgrim Church when the organ was designed and built. The recital will include works by Buxtehude, Bach, Couperin, Harlos, Alain, and Dupre. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
On Sunday morning, at 10:00, Dr. Arthur Clyde, former United Church of Christ National Minister for Liturgics, Music and Art will lead worship. The service will include hymns and organ music, a demonstration of organ pipes, and sung Scripture. Clyde’s sermon is entitled, “A Voice Through the Ages.”
Additional events during the weekend include an organ master class taught by Eschbach at 10:00 on Saturday morning and an adult education hour in the organ loft on Sunday at 11:30. The adult education hour will include demonstrations of the organ by Ms. Rachael Kresha, Pilgrim’s current Director of Music and Organist.
Pilgrim’s Jaeckel organ has been featured on Pipedreams, a program of organ music by American Public Media. The organ was built by local organ builder, Dan Jaeckel. For more information on the organ itself, click here.