Oct. 24: Richards & Fowkes Organ at First Lutheran of Boston

By Brian McCreath

On today's Bach Hour, the late Craig Smith, the founder of Emmanuel Music, performs the English Suite No. 3 in a 1995 performance from our studio.  Ryan Turner is the new Artistic Director of Emmanuel, and the tradition of performing Bach cantatas as a part of the Sunday morning liturgy of Emmanuel Church continues, as does the Emmanuel Music concert series, which will embark on a Beethoven series on Oct. 31.  Here's an episode of The Bach Hour from a few weeks ago that features my interview with Ryan Turner.

And Emmanuel is also where you can find a translation of the Cantata No. 38, Auf tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir.

Only a couple of blocks away, at First Lutheran Church of Boston, the beautiful Richards & Fowkes organ has just been expanded with a new set of stops, and a dedicatory concert is taking place on Oct. 31, and there's also a children's event on the morning of Oct. 30.  More info at First Lutheran of Boston, and you can also learn more about the superb organist and Minister of Music at First Lutheran, Bálint Karosi.

And take some time to check out the slideshow made during the construction of this instrument.  Seeing the craftsmanship that goes into creating great pipe organs never ceases to amaze me.  (photo courtesy of Richards & Fowkes)

And here is The Bach Hour that features this magnificent instrument:

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