Wednesday, April 19, 2006
One more photo of the Fatima organist on Good Friday before the commemoration. Here, I'm looking mighty snazzy in my red tunic for the chanting of the Cantor part in the St. John Passion. We removed the tunics after the Gospel, so I didn't have to conduct the polyphony from under that heavy vestment. Far in the background, under the ledge near that square light fixture is Jeremy Coleman, dressed like me -- he sang the Synagogus. We stood at podiums draped in black fabric. The choir and congregation sang the Turba. The alto you see toward the front of the stalls inspecting her music is Maedra Kellmann. She is also an organist, and studied with Helmut Walcha, as did my own organ teacher.