Baylor Organ Recital A Halloween Treat

Oct. 26, 2004

by Richard Veit

Dancing skeletons will be featured in the annual Halloween organ recital, sponsored by the Baylor University organ department, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Roxy Grove Hall. The concert's early start time will allow children to attend the free concert.

The costume-clad performers will play such perennial favorites as Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Léon Boëllmann's "Toccata" from his Gothic Suite, Richard Purvis's Marche grotesque and P.D.Q. Bach's Toot Suite, along with other fun selections for the day.

"This is one of the most popular events of every fall, and the audience and students all get into the spirit of fun. The performers always surprise me with added touches of humor, to the great delight of the audience," said Dr. Joyce Jones, professor of organ. "This is a safe, fun and inexpensive way to celebrate Halloween."

The Halloween organ recital is free and open to the public, and members of the audience -- children and adults alike -- are welcome to wear costumes.

For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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