First English Lutheran Church of Appleton celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Ronald Wahl Organ. Daniel Schwandt, Appleton native and graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Notre Dame will be leading the festival. He has led hymn festivals and workshops across the United States and has served as Cantor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Chicago, Cantor to the Seminary Community at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and Cantor of Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park. Daniel’s compositions are published through Augsburg Fortress and MorningStar Music. He is currently a doctoral student in organ performance at the University of Notre Dame.
The Ronald Wahl organ was built in 1979 and remains the largest mechanical action organ built in Wisconsin in the 20th century. It is fitting that we celebrate this milestone with a hymn festival, employing the organ in its most elemental and useful form—to support congregational song and lead a chorus of community and brotherhood. We invite you to join us for this ecumenical event as we celebrate God’s glorious gift of music.
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