Music at Christ Church Summer Chapel
Dr. Arthur Maud, Organist
Every other week from May to October, Dr. Arthur Maud, travels from Minneapolis to play the organ at Christ Church. On alternate weeks we are able use a recording he makes when he is here.
While at Christ Church Dr. Maud has been organist and choir director for the yearly "Advent Lessons & Carols" in December.
We are so pleased to have such a wonderful musician in our midst!
Dr. Maud's resume in his own words:
David Telford at the Harmonium
Christ Episcopal Church's Clark Reed organ (harmonium) was made in Chicago in 1893. It has a total of 19 stops, one of which is an octave coupler and two are forte stops. The pump method is by foot and handle. The instrument case is made of oak. The Reed organ has a special place in American musical history. Lighter than pianos and less expensive to produce, several million were manufactured between the 1850s and 1920s. They were especially popular for use in small churches and chapels where a pipe organ would be impractical.
In 2015 David Telford, MD, played the harmonium in concert at Christ Church as part of Bayfield's Summer (Mostly) Thursdays concert series. It was the first time in many years that the organ had been used so extensively.