Trinity Chapel Hosts Summer Organ Recitals

Trinity Chapel Hosts Summer Organ Recitals

Monday, July 8, 2019
Bethany senior Nathan Madson at the Trinity Chapel organ.


Bethany's Trinity Chapel will host three lunchtime organ recitals during the month of July. 

Professor Mark DeGarmeaux and Bethany senior Nathan Madson will play the Dobson organ on July 9 and July 16 respectively. Sean Connolly of Sleepy Eye will present on July 23. 

The recitals are organized and promoted by the Sioux Trails Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Sioux Trails is the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists - a national organization whose mission is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. Both the national organization and the local group promote all things organ: recitals, workshops, master classes, networking, and more.

The recitals are part of the 40th Anniversary of Bethany's Trinity Chapel organ. Additional recitals and festivities will take place October 31 through November 2, 2019. 

The Trinity Chapel organ was built in 1979 by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, Iowa. Its first home was the chapel in Old Main. It was expanded and rebuilt for the new Trinity Chapel and installed in 1996. Dobson Pipe Organ Builders are now known worldwide, with major organ installations at St. Thomas Church in New York City (2018, Opus 93), Oxford University in England, Los Angeles, and one to come in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

All summer recitals begin at 12:10 p.m. and are free and open to the public.