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Free lunchtime organ recitals continue at IU Auditorium during the 2012-13 Season

WHAT: Lunchtime Organ Recitals at IU Auditorium
WHEN: See schedule below.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St.
TICKETS: Not required. The event is free and open to the public.

Sept. 13, 2012

Organ Recitals

Indiana University Auditorium, the Bloomington chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the IU Jacobs School of Music are pleased to announce the continuation of lunchtime organ recitals through the 2012-13 season, performed by Jacobs organ students.

The first of these free recitals is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, at the IU Auditorium.

All concerts begin at 12:15 p.m. and last 30 minutes.


  • Sept. 14: Katie Minion—winner of the 2012 Poister competition
  • Oct. 5: Organ Pops—a surprising selection of fun favorites
  • Nov. 30: William Bryant and Matthew Leone


  • Feb. 8: Chere Ko and Abby Chen
  • March 22: John Nothaft and Nicholas Quardokus
  • April 12: Kartika Putri and Chris Lynch

The 4,500-pipe Auditorium Organ, built in 1967 by the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio, contains pipe work from the 1889 Roosevelt Organ from the Chicago Auditorium Theatre.

The Auditorium Organ is most commonly played as a part of university ceremonies, orchestra and organ events with Jacobs School of Music orchestras and Dennis James' annual Halloween appearance.

The recitals afford members of the general public an opportunity to hear a variety of organ music drawn from the extensive repertoire of students studying organ at the Jacobs School of Music.