|Posted by donnellsonpresbyterian on August 31, 2015 at 11:30 PM|
What a blessing to hear the organ's 'pipes' again in Donnellson Presbyterian Church! Harvest Home August 30, 2015 featured special music and a sing-along. Two chamber musicians on organ/piano and violin played classic well-known chamber pieces as well as several hymn and gospel pieces. Part of the program consisted of the congregation and other guests picking their favorite songs from the Songs of Praise hymnal. Fantastic talent in these two men and greatly enjoyed by all in attendance.
The organist is Mr. Dennis Stiegemeier, from Staunton, Illinois, who plays both piano and organ, and has served as the organist at the United Church of Christ in Staunton for over 41 years. The violinist, Mr. Samuel Allender, is a 17 year old Staunton High School senior who has been playing the violin since he was 5 years old and is a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. He also plays piano, trombone, and guitar, and has a baseball scholarship as a pitcher to attend Harding University in Arkansas.