2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the installation of the Casavant Frères Pipe Organ, Op. 3067 at Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church.
To celebrate, the church had planned a series of special concerts and events. But, due to the pandemic, those events are now going virtual.
One program – Casavant 50: A Crawl Inside the Organ – already is posted on the congregation’s YouTube Page. The video features organist Michael Montgomery and music director Cindy Hunter 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.
A second video link featuring a special Halloween concert will be released at 7 p.m. today, October 28. Check the congregation’s Facebook page for a link to enjoy the music and learn whose witchy legs and organ shoes are haunting the church.