Sunday, May 15, 2005

Announcements for Week Ending 5/22/05

Social Concerns meeting postponed until May 22, following the 10:00 AM Mass in the Parish Center. The special collection on May 22 is designated for St. Michael's Guatemala Project to continue this project's work.

Vestry Meeting this Tuesday starting at 7:00 PM, in the Parish Center. All parishioners are invited to attend this important parish function.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meeting will not meet this Wednesday but will meet Wednesday, May 25, starting at 10:00 AM, in the Parish Center. All women are invited to attend.

Primavera team needs volunteers. If you can / like to cook, please consider helping St. Michael's Primavera team. A few additional cooks are needed at this time. Contact Joel Williams at 886 1804 to volunteer or for more information.

Pipe Organ
Rededication Performance


Todd Wilson
Concert Organist

Todd Wilson
Photo by Zena Photography

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
600 N Wilmot
Tucson, Arizona

Sunday May 22nd, 2005

2:30 P.M.

Tickets $10 per person

All are invited to attend the rededication of St. Michael's Æolian Skinner Organ. This important parish event will feature the newly expanded organ plus antiphonal division and will present an exquisite music presentation by the nationally acclaimed concert organist Todd Wilson.

Todd Wilson’s reviews are outstanding:


LOS ANGELES: "Todd Wilson was the versatile guest artist in the [LA] Philharmonic's opening subscription program, moving with ease between main and mobile consoles in music that showed his considerable skills as virtuoso, concerto soloist and orchestral accompanist." - The Wall Street Journal

CLEVELAND : ". . . a fabulous virtuoso with fleet feet, a prodigious memory and technique to burn." - The Plain Dealer

TOLEDO: "This is the kind of programming and playing that can win as yet untouched audiences to the king of instruments." - The Blade

BIRMINGHAM: "Wilson ... is a master tonal colorist . . ." - The Birmingham News


Music for Cello and Organ (JAV)
". . . an exquisite mix of pieces. This is a must have." - The American Organist

Frank Bridge and Friends (JAV)
"The playing on this recording is excellent, which should surprise no one who has ever heard Todd Wilson." - American Record Guide

George Thalben Ball and Friends (JAV)
"Todd Wilson adopts spacious tempi and elegantly phrased lines in Thalben Ball's melodious music ... while the technical challenges of the pedal Paganini variations seem as nothing to the player." - Organists' Review

Duruflé: Organ Music (Delos)
... a ravishing organ disc." - The New York Times

Come and enjoy an afternoon full of delightful sounds in a beautiful setting. A champagne reception will follow the rededication and performance in the Parish Center. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the church office or at the church prior to the concert. There will also be a reception with Todd Wilson on Friday, May 20th, at the home of the Hege family. The Friday reception is $50 per person, and includes admission to the Sunday concert.