J. Thomas Mitts, Organist and Choir DirectorThe Augustana Lutheran Church organ was built in 1999 by Orgues Létourneau Limitée of St-Hyacinthe, Québec and was refurbished and revoiced in earlier this year.

On Sunday, September 11 at 3:00pm, J. Thomas Mitts will rededicate the organ with a concert of French and German repertoire. The program will include:

  • The World Awaiting the Savior, from the Passion Symphony (Marcel Dupré)
  • Two Settings of “Savior of the Nations, Come” (Dieterich Buxtehude / Johann Sebatian Bach)
  • Pièces d’orgue: Tierce en taille ~ Trio ~ Dialogue (Jean-François Dandrieu)
  • Introduction and Passacaglia in D Minor (Max Reger)
  • Toccata in G (Théodore Dubois)
  • Adagio, from Symphonie III (Louis Vierne)
  • Sicilienne (Gabriel Fauré, transcribed J. Thomas Mitts)
  • Dieu parmi nous / God Among Us (Olivier Messiaen)

Dr. Mitts retired in October 2020 after serving 27 years as Augustana’s organist and choir master.  Following the recital, there will be a festive reception in celebration of  Tom’s retirement.