august, 2019

16aug7:00 pm- 8:30 pmTheatre Organ ConcertTownship:PerthEvent Type:Arts & Culture,Community Events,Fundraising,Recreation

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ACCLAIMED THEATRE ORGANIST PLAYS PERTH AUGUST 16

Lance Luce returns for the Inaugural Concert of:

  • Eastern Ontario’s newest Theatre Organ
  • A 40 rank, 3 manual digital instrument
  • In Perth’s Creative Community Hub
  • Now air conditioned and fully accessible
  • At St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St. W., Perth, ON. stpaulsperth.ca

Music to ‘tap the toes’ of all generations, with sounds and effects along musical roads less travelled, through…Broadway Hits…Jazz…Ballads…Blues…Rock…Marches…Silent Film  and Sing-along.  Truly something for everyone, to whet both nostalgic and contemporary tastes!

A native of Michigan, Lance Luce continues to enjoy an extraordinary career at the keyboards.  At 19 he became the youngest Head Staff Organist at Radio City Music Hall on the largest Wurlitzer ever built.  He has played concerts widely through the US, Canada, Britain and Australia.

For eight years he was the resident organist of Toronto’s Organ Grinder Restaurant, where he performed for over a million patrons.  The American Theatre Organ Society named him organist of the year in 2014.  Most recently he has become head organist for the Detroit Red Wings at the new, Little Caesar’s Arena.

Lance has been an organ consultant as well as designer of some 350 installations for churches, homes and institutions.  He is practised in pipe organ maintenance, including voicing and interfacing with electronic organ design.  So it is a pleasure to welcome Lance back to Perth, where he has played many concerts on our 40 rank pipe organ – including its 15 rank digital addition some 20 years ago,  Oh, did we mention that he has also been a church organist for 43 years?

If you have yet to experience a performance or event at the totally refurbished meeting place at St Paul’s, welcome again to this uniquely intimate space, whether for 100 or 500 people.  It is fast living up to the moniker, Creative Community Hub.

And its acoustics have become livelier than ever.  At their virtuoso performance in May, brilliant international cellist, Eugene Friesen and pianist, Joel Martin repeatedly lauded its ambience and sound qualities.  Over coffee afterwards and unsolicited, they simply confided: “this is a world class hall”.

Tickets (Adults $20, Students $10, Children under 12 Free) are available at Tickets Please: ;  www.ticketsplease.ca, 613-485-6434, 11 Gore St E Perth, Or at the door.

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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