Group Organ Recital Becomes Annual Tradition

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What: Second Annual Recital of Organists from the Diocese of St. Petersburg
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, November 22
Where: Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Admission is free. Bring the entire family.
Information: Stephen Banyra – sbanyra@ctk-tampa.org

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Some of Tampa Bay’s finest organists will pull out all the stops in a group recital showcasing the largest church organ in south Tampa. Nine organists of the Diocese of St. Petersburg will display their talents on the recently renovated hybrid-pipe organ at Christ the King Catholic Church. The recital has become an annual tradition to mark the parish’s patronal feast of Christ the King. The one-hour program Sunday, November 21st at 3 pm will include virtuosi masterworks as well as popular favorites.

Admission is free!

The church organ boasts a four-manual console (keyboard) – custom-built in Italy by Viscount Organ. Integrated with the instrument’s nearly 2,500 pipes are “digital voices” which expand the number of pipe organ stops (sounds), creating a richer tonal palette. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart called the organ “the king of instruments” because of its expressive range – from the softest of sounds to floor-shaking bass notes. This year’s recital at Christ the King Catholic Church will include music meant to show-off the instrument’s Festival Trumpet pipes, which were repaired and reinstalled just this past summer.

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