Trip to the Big Apple
Organ at St Ignatius
Daniel Roth at St John the Divine
and Paul Stapel arranged a trip to New
York City on April 27, 2010. They were
joined by Jean Henssler and Richard
In the afternoon we were most
graciously received at St. Ignatius RC
Church where we had the opportunity of
getting to know the four manual Mander
organ. Our guide for this was Renée
Louprette, Assistant Organist and
Associate Director of Music.
We later met up with Renée again, this
time accompanied by her husband,at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The
occasion here was a great recital by
Daniel Roth, titulaire
du Grande-Orgue of
Sainte-Sulpice, Paris, where he
succeeds Widor, Dupré and Grunenwald.
An interesting side note is that John
had met M. Roth many years ago at one
of the Harlem (Netherlands)
competitions. On that occasion M. Roth
and Lionel Rogg were contestants.
After a nice reception following M.
Roth's performance, we piled back into
Paul's van and headed home, arriving
late from our very long, but also very