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Feb. 11, 2016

We're happy to announce another upcoming Organlive Live Concert Broadcast. On Sunday March 6, 2016 at 3:00pm Central Time (1:00pm Pacific. 21:00 in London, 22:00 in Central Europe), Scott Dettra will be performing the dedication recital of a new Schoenstein III/46 organ at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church in Ladue, Missouri. If you receive The American Organist, this was the organ featured on the January cover.

Scott Dettra has been acclaimed as one of the leading American concert organists of his generation. He combines an active performance schedule with his post as Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, where he leads a vibrant music program in the country’s fifth largest Episcopal parish. Prior to his appointment in Dallas, he was for five years Organist and Associate Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral, where he served as principal organist and assisted with the direction of the Cathedral choirs. Mr. Dettra’s playing is known for its poetry, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance. He has performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists (2002, 2010, 2014), the Association of Anglican Musicians (1996, 2005, 2012), and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Festival appearances include the Lincoln Center Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Arizona Bach Festival, the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Mr. Dettra holds two degrees from Westminster Choir College, where he was a student of Joan Lippincott, and has also studied jazz piano at Manhattan School of Music. He has previously held positions as Keyboard Artist of the Washington Bach Consort, Assistant Conductor of Washington’s Cathedral Choral Society, and church positions at St. Paul’s, K Street in Washington; St. Mark’s, Locust Street in Philadelphia; and Trinity Church, Princeton.

The broadcast will actually begin before the 3:00pm concert time with interviews with Mr. Dettra, the organbuilders, and David Erwin, the director of music for Ladue Chapel. The program will contain a new work, a Partita on Nun Danket alle Gott, composed by Craig Phillips and commissioned for this concert. At this time, we are planning a rebroadcast at a later date for those who can't tune in. More information will be available here, and on our Facebook Page, and on our Twitter Feed.

To hear the broadcast, just come to on the day of the broadcast and click a listening format and bitrate to tune in. We recommend the 320k HTML5 player. It's the simplest! We hope you'll join us for this one-of-a-kind event.


Grand Chœur Dialogué - Eugène Gigout (1844–1925)
Toccata, Adagio et Fuga in C, BWV 564 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
L’Organiste Liturgiste, Op. 65 - Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
Prose sur le ‘Stabat Mater Dolorosa’ - Alexandre Guilmant
Fantaisie in E flat - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)


Partita on Nun Danket alle Gott World Premiere - Craig Phillips (b. 1961)
Psalm-Prelude, Set 1, No. 2 - Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Organ Sonata in C minor, III. Scherzetto - Percy Whitlock (1903–1946)
Fantasia and Toccata, Op. 57 - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
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