Bravo! Bravo! To the Scholarship Winners, we shout, “Bravo!” Ten young men and women treated the audience of family, friends, and chapter members to an astounding recital. Showcased were pieces by Bach, Vierne, Langlais, Hampton, Buxtehude, Karg-Elert, Burkhardt, and many others. Each student demonstrated his or her hard work of practice and mastery of “the king of instrument”. Applause of thanks greeted each recitalist as the last note concluded of their final selection.
Two students will be graduating from high school. We bid them a fond-farewell and best wishes as they head-off to college in the fall. The remaining eight scholarship students will continue their studies with our incredibly talented teachers, Lee J. Afdahl, Andrew R. Galuska and Brian A. Williams. Before the recital, Nancy Wales, the Scholarship Committee Chair, recognized Rev. Robert E. Scoggin for his diligent dedication as a former tenured teacher.
In anticipation, we eagerly await what the students will be performing at the next recital. To them: “Best wishes, practice well and have fun learning!”
Thank you for supporting the Students Scholarship Program as funded by the J. Isabelle Dyck Fund of the Rochester Area Foundation and facilitated by the Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Scholarship Committee: Nancy Wales, chair, Lee J. Afdahl, Rosalie Alcoser, Dr. Peter Dyck, Andrew R. Galuska, Rev. Robert E. Scoggin, and Brian A. Williams.
Jonathan Beardall in recital at First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, MN. Ten Scholarship Winners treated the audience to some marvelous organ music.