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Organ recital features Dordt alumni

February 3, 2005

Three exceptional organists from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Princeton, New Jersey, and Ontario, Canada, will present a program at the B.J. Haan Auditorium in Sioux Center on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Performing will be Laura Vander Windt (Dordt Class of ’82), Martin Tel (Dordt Class of ’93), and Christiaan Teeuwsen (Dordt Class of ’80), all of whom have earned doctorates in organ performance. This recital is in honor of the career and retirement of Dr. Joan Ringerwole this year, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Dordt College chapel organ, donated to the college in 1980.

Laura Vander Windt is a director of music at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. She will present “Sonata in F Minor, Op. 65, No.1” by Felix Mendelssohn.

Martin Tel, Princeton, is director of music at Princeton Theological Center and will present a variety of Psalms, with participation of both a vocal ensemble and the audience.

Christiaan Teeuwsen, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, is professor of music at Redeemer College, and has selected a composition by Johann Sebastian Bach; Sixteenth Century Dances by Sweelinck, Susato (arranged by Teeuwsen); and “Monologue Op. 63” by Max Reger for his portion of the program.

All three organists will perform on Dordt College’s Casavant three-manual tracker-action organ, one of the most outstanding pipe organs located in the Midwest. The organ features 37 stops, 57 ranks, and 2,865 pipes which range in speaking length from one inch to 16 feet.

This organ concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit music scholarships at Dordt.

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