The High School Auditorium in Spooner, Wisconsin is set to resound again with the music of the 340-pipe Wicks pipe organ. August Airs: A Pipe Organ Concert with Tim Kern and Friends, begins at 4 pm on Sunday, August 12, and is preceded by a reception at 3 pm on the Spooner High School veranda. All are invited to attend. No reservations are needed. There is no admission charge, and free will donations are encouraged.
This concert features Tim Kern, retired Spooner music teacher and passionate organ enthusiast who facilitated the gift of this impressive musical instrument to the Spooner Area School District. Other performers include Dorothy Lagerroos, retired Northland College professor and organist for St Andrew’s Episcopal in Ashland, WI; Brent Berkesch, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Spooner, WI; Chris Jockisch, Spooner teacher and organist at Faith Lutheran in Spooner; and special guest Sister Dominica Effertz, beloved teacher and musician at St. Francis De Sales School and Church in Spooner.
Audiences will be treated to pieces that demonstrate the wide range and gorgeous sound of this pipe organ and the joys of summer in Wisconsin.
The Spooner High School is located at 801 Co Hwy A, Spooner, WI.
The organ was previously in the convent chapel of the Servants of Mary (Servite Sisters) in Ladysmith. The Intermezzo Music Club of Washburn County is assisting with the production of this concert.
All net proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Organ Fund maintained by the Spooner Education Foundation for remaining installation expenses and future maintenance costs.