John Atwell Plays Outstanding Concert
Saturday July 11, 1998
Original concert announcement
John after his Washington Center performance
It was with much enthusiasm PSTOS members welcomed John Atwell's return to
the Puget Sound area after an absence of three years. An audience of about
175 gathered at Olympia's Washington Center Saturday, July 11, to hear John
perform on the fantastic Wurlitzer. John chose a broad range of music types
and styles for his very enjoyable program, and truly played "something for
The organ has been meticulously installed over the past several years by
members Andy Crow and Les Lehne, with a Uniflex 2000 computerized control
system installed by Colorado Pipe Organ Service-Ed Zollman and Patti
Simon-Zollman. The Zollmans continue to watch over and service the
After-Glow trip to Yelm included lots of great music, food and camaraderie!
After the Olympia program, nearly everyone drove on to Yelm and the
St. Columban Church parish hall to see
and hear the 3/10 Robert Morton theatre pipe organ being installed for Father Terence Wager.
This is a "work-in-progress", also by Andy Crow and Les Lehne. The organ was originally
from the Tacoma Pantages theatre. [Known as the Roxy for many years, it has taken back the
Pantages name following the recent theatre restoration.]
|The organists who initiated Father Terence's Robert
Morton (left to right): Heath Wooster, Patti Simon, Andy Crow, Don Wallin, Ron Hemmi, John Atwell.
Not pictured: Father Terence Wager, Don Myers.
Much delightful music was presented strictly "off the cuff" by the many
fine organists in the crowd-including Andy Crow, John Atwell, Patti Simon,
Don Wallin, Ron Hemmi, and Australia's entry in the just-completed ATOS
Young Organist's Competition, Heath Wooster.
The Altar Society of the church provided a delightful light buffet supper
for 155 people! There were many comments from members, all saying they
would enjoy more such social activities.
||Someone magically produced an Australian flag,
proudly displayed by the two Aussie performers, Heath Wooster and John Atwell.
Patti Simon dutifully offered her rendition of "Waltzing Matilda" to round out the