We would like to invite you to a special organ concert featuring Walter Stout on Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 200 Colona Ave., Bartonville on their newly renovated Casavant organ. The concert will feature music of John Knowles Paine, Dietrich Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, Marcel Dupré, and Louis Vierne. Julie Clemens will join him to sing Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, KV 165 (158a) in Walter’s own transcription.
This concert will be the first event of the 2015-16 Peoria AGO Concert Artist Series. The concert will be followed by a short Peoria AGO meeting and a chapter dinner. To attend the dinner, please RSVP to this e-mail or call Martin Dicke at (309) 696-4797.
Walter J. Stout is a Peoria AGO member who has served as organist at Bethel since November 2010. A church musician since 1976, he has served churches ranging in size from 12 members to 1,500 families in Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois. He holds degrees in Music performance from Texas State University, San Marcos, and the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed post-graduate work at the University of North Texas and the University of Oklahoma. He began work as Bethel’s parish secretary in January, 2013. He also serves as an Adjunct professor of Musicianship and Class Piano at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.