Tulip Time Organ Recitals Will Reign
in Dimnent Memorial
Chapel Beginning May 7
Posted April 23, 2003
HOLLAND -- 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 are designed to provide a welcome respite from
the busy festival, while showcasing some outstanding
The performances begin at 10 a.m., with the last
performance occurring at 1:30 p.m. Pieces being performed
include works by J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, Franz Liszt,
Helmut Walcha and Johannes Brahms.
The recitals are organized by Hope faculty members
Linda Strouf and Dr. Huw Lewis. Strouf, who will also
perform, holds a master's degree in organ from the
University of Wyoming. A 1984 Hope College graduate, Strouf
also serves as the college's fine arts division recruiting
Other organists include Hope graduates Marie
Blauwkamp, Susan De Kam, Peter Kurdziel, David Schout and
Krista Shinew, as well as Elizabeth Claar, who is currently
pursuing a master's degree at the University of Michigan,
and Hope senior Heidi Dykema of Grand Rapids.
Blauwkamp, a 1962 Hope graduate, is organist and
handbell director at two Zeeland Reformed churches. De Kam,
a 2002 graduate, earned second place in the nation in the
Music Teachers' National Association Collegiate Artist Organ
Competition last year and went on to the University of
Michigan for her master's in organ.
Kurdziel, a 1996 Hope graduate living in South
Bend, will be earning his master's degree in organ from the
University of Notre Dame in May. Schout, a 2000 graduate,
is currently pursuing a graduate degree in organ performance
at the University of Michigan. Shinew, a 2001 graduate, is
pursuing a graduate degree in organ performance at Duquesne
University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College
Avenue at 12th Street.