May Chapel Concert features local organist

Jeff Windoloski

The next in our free chapel concert series is scheduled for Sunday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m. This is our final concert until the fall and features an organ recital by Jeff Windoloski, organist at First Lutheran Church on Northampton Street in Holyoke. In addition to his role there as organist, Windoloski also directs the church’s concert series.

While Windoloski’s program at Providence Place is yet to be finalized he is already planning to give brief introductions to all of his selections. He believes his introductions will help connect the audience to the music—and that the introductions will help the audience to key into movements to listen for.

Windoloski began to study music at the age of 8 under the tutelage of his grandfather, organist Donald Hennemann. By the time he was a young adult, he was serving as a substitute organist for various Lutheran churches throughout New England. During his college years, he studied organ improvisation with Balint Karosi, an award winning organist and composer.

Following graduation, Windoloski assumed his current position in early summer of 2014.

Windoloski particularly enjoys performing music drawn from the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran Church and the German Baroque era, and also has great enthusiasm for improvising in Baroque style based on the church’s hymnody. In the fall of 2016, Jeff began directing a children’s choir for First Lutheran’s School and founded the ‘Soli Deo Gloria’ Concert Series.

He holds membership in the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM) and the American Guild of Organists (AGO).

Providence Place Chapel Concerts are free and open to the public. Please join us!

For further information or to add your name to our Chapel Concert mailing list, please contact Laurie Hoey, director of marketing, at (413) 534-9700.

Directions to Providence Place.

“As you enter the grand chapel, you always feel peaceful. It is a perfect concert venue and my daughter often joins me. Where else can you offer such a setting in your own home?”