Destin Wernicke Recital Series
He plays selections from the debut recital of brilliant virtuoso organist, Jeanne Demessieux, in Paris in 1946: Bach’s C minor Passacaglia; Franck's B minor choral; Dupre's G minor Prelude and Fugue; and a selection from Demessieux's Six Etudes.
The Diapason magazine named him as one of the best 20 leaders under age 30 in the world of organ, related keyboards, and church music. He will be performing this program at the Marcel Dupre Conference held at the University of North Texas, located in Denton, about 40 miles north of Dallas.
Destin is from Green Bay. He played both piano and percussion from an early age. Although a jazz percussion undergraduate major, in 2020 he took first place in the undergraduate division of the William C. Hall Pipe Organ Competition in San Antonio. He continues at UNT to work on a graduate Artist Certificate in organ performance. He studies with Jesse Eschbach, professor of organ.
Jeanne Demessieux was a student of Marcel Dupre, who was a student of Alexander Guilmant. She was a fabulous improvisor; a wizard playing the organ; a composer; and a teacher. She was appointed Professor of Organ at the Royal Conservatoire in Liege, France, in 1952.
1. Rhinelander ~ 3 p.m., Sun. July 18, 2021. First Congregational Church, 135 E. Larch,
2. DePere ~ 6:30 p.m., Wed. July 21, 2021. St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 347 S. Libel Ave.
3. Oshkosh ~ 1:30 p.m., Sun. July 25, 2021. First Congregational Church, 137 Algoma Blvd.
The proceeds of a free will donation will help Destin defray his expenses. We suggest a donation of $10 per person, if you are comfortable with this.
AGO Goes to Dinner
The Machine Shed, 220 N Fox River Dr, Appleton
Join your chapter colleagues for dinner! We will meet for drinks at 5:00, with dinner at 6:00. We will have separate checks so everyone will pay for their own dinner.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 200 N. Commercial Street, Neenah
This event is an opportunity to select items from the library of our dear friend, Marillyn Freeman, who passed away last March. Those who remember her know that she had vast resources in the way of music and reference materials. Her husband, Ralph, would like for the chapter to benefit from the collection, and so he is asking folks to take what they can, along with enjoying a visit with him over coffee and cookies.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 311 Division St, Oshkosh
Our annual member potluck will kick off our program year. Bring a dish to pass and share a meal with your colleagues. In addition to our meal, we will have a brief business meeting.