NPM WORKSHOP RECAP

The Joliet chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) presented a very intriguing   learning conference at the ALLEN Organs of Chicago Showroom on February 23, 2020. The NPM is an organization devoting itself to those who support the value of musical liturgy including choir directors, organists, guitarists, pianists, priests, cantors and pastoral liturgists. The workshop featured Dr. Peter Kurdziel, Musical Director at the Basilica of St. Adalbert & St. James Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to presenting keyboard concepts and techniques for all skill levels, the large afternoon audience was given wonderful insight into what appropriately inspires and leads congregations or groups of various sizes. The examples were performed on the Allen three manual G350 and a very informative experience was had by all. A thank you goes out to all those attending, the NPM Joliet Chapter and Dr. Kurdziel.

 

DAVID GRAY!!! A Royal Weekend… Extraordinary Musical Experience

 

The Allen Organ showroom was a magical place for two concerts on October 12 and 13. David Gray delighted the audience with his first performance exclusively for CTOS BRAVO members and the second performance on Sunday for the entire CTOS membership in general. His tuning and set up of the Allen TO-5Q was brilliant as were the entirely different musical programs of both concerts that only a one of a kind genius could prepare and perform. Thank you!

 

 

David Gray, Internationally acclaimed theatre organist from Scotland, will perform at Allen Organs Chicago on October 12 and 13.

 

 

A very special evening is planned on October 12 for the very generous CTOS “Bravo Partners”. They will enjoy a very special private event to meet the artist, hear a unique program crafted just for the evening’s attendees. The evening begins with a wonderful dinner at the showroom followed by a photo/autograph session. There will be opportunities for lucky members to win multiple signed copies of David’s latest CD entitled “80 Shades of Gray” which was recorded at the famous Sanfillipo Residence. It will be a stunning, memorable evening for all.

It’s not too late for you to become a Bravo Partner. For a donation of $100.00 or more you and a guest will be invited to this outstanding “meet the Artist” evening. Please contact Mr. Lee Maloney directly at Allen Organs Chicago or gather more information at ctos.club “news/events”. Reservation and check must be made by October 5th.