posted May 9, 2006

Hope College Tulip Time Organ Recitals Return

Hope College's popular contribution to Holland's annual Tulip Time festival continues with organ recitals on Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Occurring every half-hour, the 20-minute performances begin at 10 a.m. with the last performance beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pieces being performed include works by J.S. Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Paul Hindemith, and Joseph Haydn.

The recitals are organized by Hope faculty members Linda Strouf and Dr. Huw Lewis, both of whom are performing.

Strouf holds a master's degree in organ from the University of Wyoming and is a 1984 Hope College graduate. She also serves as the college's fine arts division recruiting coordinator.

Lewis was born in Wales and educated at the Royal College of Music in London, Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the University of Michigan. Before coming to Hope, Lewis spent 16 years in the Detroit area, where he was Director of Music at St. John's Episcopal Church, founder/director of the St. John's Bach Society, and choir director at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield.

Other organists include Susan Alden, David Bellows, Marie Blauwkamp, Elizabeth Claar, Sean Daenzer, Christopher Dekker, Peter Kurdziel, Patricia Pratt, Abigail Rockwood and David Schout.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.