On January 5, twelve dedicated students, many of whom are alumni of Pipe Organ Encounters, gave an Epiphany eve recital for an appreciative crowd of AGO members, parents, and other church music enthusiasts. The large two-manual Berghaus instrument in Wichita’s Church of the Resurrection showcased literature from simple two-part Christmas carols to the Dupre G Minor Prelude and Fugue. Participants included Catherine Hinson, Gabriella Hinson, Natalia Jimenez, David Hinson, Grace May, Ben Kraus, Scotney Reichenberger, Matthew Kroeker, Amy McLellan, Nick Maples, Laura Smith, and Aidan Hill. Students’ teachers are Anna Jeter, Steven Gustafson, James Higdon, Lynne Davis, and Carole Pracht.
Wichita Young Organists’ Recital participants and instructors: (back) Steven Gustafson, Anna Jeter, Carole Pracht, Ben Kraus, Grace May, Amy McLellan, David Hinson, Scotney Reichenberger, Laura Smith, Matthew Kroeker; (front) Catherine Hinson, Gabriella Hinson, Natalia Jimenez, Aidan Hill, Nick Maples.
— Ralph Phillips, Co-Sub Dean