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American Guild of Organists National Convention 2004

Ecumenical Service

American Guild of Organists National Convention 2004
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 James Walker
photo of organ pipes

With the national convention of the American Guild of Organists coming to Los Angeles, I was honored that Coventry Choir was invited to join with Kirk Choir of Pasadena Presbyterian Church to lead this ecumenical service. Hanan Yaqub, Greg Norton and I planned the service, including the premiere anthem by Williametta Spencer, and 1000 organists attended and belted out those hymns.

Date & Time Tuesday, July 06, 2004
at 8:00 PM
Location First Baptist Church, Los Angeles
760 South Westmoreland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90005
OrganW. W. Kimball Organ Co., 1926 & Ken Simpson Organ Builders, 1965
Event typeservice
  • Giovanni GabrieliCome, Let Us Sing a Song of Joy
  • Rosephanye PowellSorida
  • Williametta SpencerO Come, Let Us Sing PREMIERE commissioned for the convention
  • Paul HalleyJesu, the Very Thought of Thee
Pre-​Service Recital with James Walker
It is always an honor to be invited to perform for chapter concerts and regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. I’ll always remember this one, as I dislocated one of my fingers in early May. I didn’t have use of that finger until two weeks before the performance! 
Portions of this performance were broadcast on Pipedreams, October 21, 2010. Listen to the broadcast

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