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ENRICH-0732 – Music In-Person: Pipe Organ (ENRICH-0732_PIPE)

The Pipe Organ: King of Instruments

What boasts pipes ranging from pencil size to more than 32 feet long, has keyboards for the hands and the feet, and claims the phrase, “pulling out all the stops?” The king of instruments, the pipe organ. Explore this magnificent one-player orchestra under the skilled guidance of Joseph Galema, organ instructor at the Lamont School of Music, principal organist at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, and retired music director and organist at the U.S. Air Force Academy. All class sessions take place in the Newman Center’s Hamilton Hall, home to the William K. Coors organ, built by the Schuke Company in Berlin, Germany, and one of the largest tracker organs in the region. Tour (literally) the inner workings of the organ—including the trackers, couplers, and windchests—and see up close those amazing pipes. With Galema leading discussion with performance, listen to the organ’s incredible sounds as you delve into centuries of music, including works from Bach, Vierne, and Widor. Discover how various orchestral compositions were transcribed for the organ, including Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries which Galema also plays. Listen to organ renditions of music from movie scores, including The Phantom of the Opera and Star Wars. Come away with a deeper appreciation for this magical and remarkable instrument.

Three in-person sessions
Mon., Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Joseph Galema, organ faculty at Lamont School of Music and principal organist at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, served as music director and organist at the United States Air Force Academy for 32 years.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 23Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $135


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Monday30th January 202313th February 202306:30PM - 08:30PMNewman Performing Arts CenterJoseph Galema