Originally published in the 2017 Summer Quarterly Explorer
by Bob Gallagher
On April 30, 2017, concert organist David Higgs performed a brilliant dedicatory recital on our Möller organ, restored and enlarged by Emery Brothers, with a new console by Richard Houghten and Joseph Zamberlan. Mr. Higgs’s a played a varied program of works by Liszt, Whitlock, Karg-Elert, Dupré, Cook, Albright, and Duruflé. This program highlighted the versatility of our instrument, and demonstrated a wide spectrum of organ colors. With the exception of the John Cook Fanfare (chosen to demonstrate the Trompette de Fête), the program was performed from memory, and Mr. Higgs received a well-deserved standing ovation, to which he responded with a charming encore by Johann Christian Kittel, a contemporary of Haydn.