American Guild of Organists - Roanoke Chapter

Welcome to the American Guild of Organists
Roanoke, Virginia Chapter

 

American Guild of Organists - Roanoke Chapter
Spring Banquet
Friday, May 8, 2015
St. Andrew’s Catholic Church
631 North Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016

LOW COUNTRY BOIL WITH CRAFT BEER FROM FLYING MOUSE BREWERY
RECITAL BY MICHAEL STAIRS

6:00 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Recital

MENU
Shrimp
Beef and Chicken Kielbasa Sausage
Red and White Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Pearl Onions

Dinner and Recital are open to the public, so bring a friend!
Dinner reservations due in advance by May 6.
$12.00 per person

The recital by Michael Stairs will feature classical and popular works. Michael Stairs frequently performs on the world’s largest playing musical instrument, The Wanamaker Organ in the Macy Department Store, Philadelphia. Michael retired in January of 2008 as organist/choirmaster at Bryn Mawr’s Church of the Redeemer after serving twenty-five years in that post. He has now returned as Organist Emeritus under the leadership of Dr. Michael Diorio. Riccardo Muti appointed Stairs to do the organ work for the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1985. He has since been a featured soloist with this ensemble in various locations ranging from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Maestros Christoph Eschenbach and Charles Dutoit featured Michael in several concerts on Verizon Hall’s Dobson organ, the largest mechanical action concert hall pipe organ in North America.

Please make reservations for the dinner by emailing Kelly Wheelbarger
(KWheelbarger@standrewsronaoke.org) or by calling St Andrews’ parish office (344-9814).