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Picnic and Concert at Meta Organworks

August 21, 2021

Members of the Binghamton Chapter joined members of the Eastern NY Chapter for a “Picnic and Organ Concert on the Lawn” at Daniel Lemieux’s Meta Organworks Studio in Argyle, NY.  The concert featured the latest Meta Virtual Pipe Organ which will be installed in the newly constructed 1,000 seat concert hall at the Indian Hill Music School (Groton, MA) in 2022.  The organ consists of 12 Sample sets of exciting pipe organs from around the world, 41,600 Watts and 42 speaker cabinets.

Randy Steere was the guest artist and played works from Mendelssohn, Whitlock, Lidón, J.S. Bach, Widor and Guilmant.  In his concert he played four of the twelve organs sample sets that are playable from this console:  The American eclectic organ built by Rosales (Opus 11 in Portland, OR); Jordi Bosch’s Santanyi, a Spanish Baroque Organ (Mallorca, Spain); Sonnenorgel, A German Baroque Organ (Görlitz, Germany); and Cavaille-Coll’s French Romantic St. Étienne organ (Caen, France).

Despite Mother Nature’s gift of rain during the concert, everyone had a great time listening to some wonderful organ music, meeting and talking with other chapter members.

THANK YOU to our hosts, Dan & Melissa Lemieux and family!

For more information, including a recording of the concert, go to:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_85XR21Wscz0ybCQhENXJg

Website: www.metaorganworks.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/metaorganworks

Attendees from Eastern NY and Binghamton AGO chapters. It was raining but we had plenty of tents!
ENYAGO members
Stop tabs from the sampled organ are replicated on the left and right panels of the console
Randy Steere with Ned Lemieux at the console
Amplifiers
A small sample of the speakers