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Distinguished alumni organists perform on campus

Three exceptional alumni organists from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Princeton, New Jersey; and Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, presented a program at the B.J. Haan Auditorium in Sioux Center on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Performing were Laura Vander Windt (’82), Martin Tel (’93), and Christiaan Teeuwsen (’80), all of whom have earned doctorates in organ performance. The recital was performed in honor of the career and retirement of Dr. Joan Ringerwole this year, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Dordt College chapel organ, donated to the college in 1980.

Laura Vander Windt is a director of music at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. She played “Sonata in F Minor, Op. 65, No.1” by Felix Mendelssohn.

Martin Tel is director of music at Princeton Theological Center and presented a variety of Psalms, with assistance from a vocal ensemble and the audience.

Christiaan Teeuwsen, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, is professor of music at Redeemer College, and selected a composition by Johann Sebastian Bach; Sixteenth Century Dances by Sweelinck; Susato (arranged by Teeuwsen); and “Monologue Op. 63” by Max Reger for his portion of the program.