Casavant 50 Event Update:
The organ recitals planned as part of the Casavant Pipe Organ 50th Anniversary Celebration are going virtual!
Casavant 50: A Crawl inside the Organ
Organ Demonstration: Learn more about all the stops, bells, and whistles (literally!) 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the installation of the Casavant Frères Pipe Organ, Op. 3067 at Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church. Join Organist Michael Montgomery and Director of Music Cindy Hunter in this video as they share a bit of the Casavant’s history, mechanics, a stop demonstration, and conclude with a brief concert. Enjoy views of the inside of the organ chambers as well as close-ups of the console.
Casavant 50: Halloween Spooktacular!
Halloween Spooktacular: Mwahahahaha… a spooky recital– complete with costumes; the second virtual Casavant 50 event celebrating our organ’s 50 birthday!Check out this spooky-themed video with musicians playing these songs: Get ready for some entertaining and educational videos about and with our organ!
Casavant 50: Sound the Trumpet!
The third virtual concert in the Casavant 50 series celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Casavant pipe organ. Featuring the following pieces: Jeremiah Clarke; Prince of Denmark’s March Hymn; Praise My Soul the King of Heaven Alan Hovhannes; Prayer of St. Gregory David German; Festive Trumpet Tune G.F. Handel; Largo from Xerxes G.F. Handel; Hornpipe from Water Music All Creatures of Our God and King.