posted May 1, 2008

Hope College Hosts Tulip Time Organ Recitals

Hope College's popular contribution to Holland's annual Tulip Time festival continues with organ recitals on Wednesday-Saturday, May 7-10.

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.

Organists include Marie Blauwkamp, Sara Bolkema, Elizabeth Claar, Susan DeKam, Christopher Dekker, Peter Kurdziel, Richard Newman, Abigail Rockwood, and David Schout.

Two organs will be used in the recitals: the Chancel Organ, which was built in 1929 by the E.M. Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Mass., and recently renovated, and the Gallery Organ, built in 1970 by Pels and Van Leeuwen Organ Company of Alkmaar, the Netherlands.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.