Immanuel Lutheran Reformation Konzertreihe Hollman Concert

  • Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

 

Renowned parish and concert organist Michael Hollman of Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana joins Reformation Konzertreihe to perform a recital on Immanuel’s 30-rank Berghaus pipe organ, framing his program around the Bach Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552 ("St. Anne"). The Prelude will begin and close the program while the interior of the recital will consist of Luther chorales through the Church Year. The recital will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of this instrument's dedication.

 

This recital commemorates the 25th anniversary of the dedication of our renovated Berghaus organ, which we marked with a hymn festival on Nov. 11, 1992, led by organist Dr. Walter L. Pelz. From the festival bulletin:

The Organ Committee wishes to thank the many people who gave tirelessly of their time and treasure to help this project reach its completion. Countless offerings, memorials, private donations, and willing hands to do whatever work was necessary brought success to this project. We hope this project serves as a witness to future generations at Immanuel of the dedication and selfless giving of those who have been touched by God’s love. This organ is dedicated in loving memory of Willner D. Mensing, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church from 1940 to 1976.

We also dedicate today’s recital in loving memory of Barbara Ann Pauling (1940-2016), Immanuel’s organist for over 40 years and in whose name we dedicated our choir loft in the spring of 2016. May the memory of her cheerful and tireless service likewise guide future generations.