Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Friends of Music Visit - Clips Posted
On Saturday, May 14, eight Friends of Music travelers from First Congregational Church in Saginaw, Michigan, made the 640-mile roundtrip to Youngstown with the specific purpose of touring the auditorium facility and its organ. We were delighted by our visit and thankful for the hospitality of Mr. William A. Conti and our hosts.
The instrument at Stambaugh Auditorium is – in itself – a study of detailed and beautiful organ building. It can be marked as special in the United States because it is located in a municipal auditorium, because the pipework from the 1920s is in such fine physical condition, and because the restorative efforts by the Thomson-Allen firm allow the genius of Ernest M. Skinner to perdure.
The stoplist of Opus 582 is complete with stunning balanced choruses, distinctive solo voices, and beautiful-subtle-refined individual ranks. See photos and sound clips from the Friends of Music trip online [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgIoCB7fomM].