Free organ recitals at West Point

Performances begin Sunday through May 21

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  • By Ahodges7 - Own work, Public Domain, The Cadel Chapel at West Point

The West Point Cadet Chapel will continue offering weekly organ recitals this spring of about 35 to 45 minutes in length. These recitals will highlight the tonal variety of the largest all-pipe organ in a house of worship in the world. The monumental Cadet Chapel pipe organ contains more than 23,500 pipes.

The first recital on March 19 will feature West Point Organist/Choirmaster, Craig Williams and Staff Sergeant Bill Owens on trumpet.

Other artists who will be featured on this weekly series are:

March 26 - Marko Pranic of the Eastman School of Music

April 2 - Gail Archer, concert organist and noted faculty at Barnard College and Vassare College

April 9 - Craig Williams

April 23 - Mary Dolch, Yale University

April 30 - George Murphy, concert organist

May 7 - Juilliard Trombone Choir (Dr. Joe Alessi, Principal Trombone, NY Philharmonic, director)

May 14 - Craig Williams

May 21 - Anthony Rispo, Cleveland Institute of Music

There will be no recital on Easter, April 16. All recitals and concerts will begin at 3:30 p.m. and are free to the general public.

Allow extra travel time for the 100 percent vehicle and photo I.D. inspection at Stony Lonesome and Thayer gates. Due to changing security requirements at West Point, check before leaving for the recital.

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