Laura Toland
Fantasy on
When in Our Music God Is Glorified
by Albert L. Travis
O God, Thou Faithful God 
(Opus 122, no. 7)
by Johannes Brahms
Early American Hymn Tunes:
Land of Rest
I Love Thee, My Lord
by Sir George Albert Shearing
Grand Choeur
by Theodore Dubois
Hymn Prelude on Laudes Domini
by Peter Pindar Stearns
Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song
by Robert A. Hobby
Chorale Prelude on St. Ann’s’
by Sir Charles Hubert Parry
(Text: O God, Our Help in Ages Past,
our Hope for years to come)

Robert Schmidt
Toccata and Fugue in D minor
by J.S. Bach, BWV 565
Adagio for Strings
by Samuel Barber (arranged for organ by William Strickland)
Four Noble Gases
by Daniel E. Gawthrop, published by Subito Music Corporation

Dr. Tom Robin Harris
Prelude in B Major
by Marcel Dupre
Meditation from Suite Medievale
by Jean Langlais
Improvisation on an early English Melody by Dunstable
by Dr. Tom Robin Harris
Toccata and Fugue in D minor
by J. S. Bach. BWV 565

Douglas Keilitz
Fanfare by John Cook
Incidental Music from Henry V
by William Walton
Thou soft flowing Avon by Thomas Arne
Rule, Britannia! by Thomas Arne
Cantique by Edward Elgar
Nimrod by Edward Elgar
Berceuse by Stephen Dodsworth
Fantasy-Prelude onAmazing Grace’
by Charles Callahan
Londonderry Air
arranged by J. Stewart Archer
Fiat Lux by Theodore Dubois

One of the outstanding events of Music Week has always been the Organ Recitals. This year will be no exception. However, we will be enjoying these concerts virtually due to COVID. We are blessed to have performances from four gifted organists.

Beautiful St. Michael’s Cathedral in downtown Boise has been involved with Boise Music Week for a long time. It was there in 1919, that Eugene Farner, who was the Music Director and Organist, came up with the idea of having free music concerts in our community. St. Michael’s has always supported Boise Music Week and our organists’ recitals have been held there at Noon for many years. However this year St. Michael’s was under renovation and only one of our organists’ performances was under its roof.  So another long time supporter and host of BMW’s Church Night for decades, Cathedral of the Rockies has given 2 of our organists access to their pipes. Our 4th organist, performs from the Holy Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

Boise Music Week thanks each of these 3 churches for their support.

Laura Toland moved to Boise, Idaho in September 2018 with her husband Ray from Potsdam, New York, and serves as an active substitute organist in the Treasure Valley. She began studying the organ at age 14, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. Further studies included a Master of Arts of Sacred Music from Georgia State University. Her organ teachers have included James Autenrith, Robert Simpson, and Robert Delcamp. Before moving to Boise, she has served as organist/choirmaster for military chapels and various churches in Georgia, Nebraska, Alabama, Virginia and New York. Laura was the founding accompanist for The Children’s Chorus of Crane and The Potsdam Community Chorus, and has served in various offices of the American Guild of Organists in Alabama and New York. Laura and Ray joined the Boise Master Chorale in September 2018. Laura’s calling as a substitute organist took an unexpected turn when Douglas Keilitz left his position. She began playing for services at St. Michaels on 1 Feb. 2020, and continues to be the “virtual” organist at St. Michael’s during the pandemic.

Robert Schmidt lives in Boise, Idaho and plays piano and organ part time at several churches in the area. Robert graduated from Walla Walla University in 1988 with a major in applied mathematics and a minor in music. He has studied organ with Michael Boney, Kraig Scott, Melvin West, and Lawrence Goddard. He has performed in master classes with David Pickering and Christopher Houlihan. When he has time away from his busy job as a consulting actuary, he enjoys working on hymn arrangements and organ repertoire. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, having attended several conventions and workshops, and earning his AGO Service Playing Certificate in 2012.

Dr. Tom Robin Harris, a native of Idaho, recently retired as Professor of Music at Augustana College in Rock Island. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Syracuse University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. His initial organ study was with Richard Shyrm at the College of Idaho and then with Griff Bratt at Boise State. Other teachers include Will Headlee, Arthur Poister, Marilyn Mason and Harald Vogel in Germany. He adds served as organist at several places including The Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport, Iowa and St John’s Episcopal Chapel in Harbor Springs, Michigan. He now lives in McCall and enjoys the privileges of retirement.

Douglas Keilitz is an organist and choral director from New York. He studied at Mannes College of Music in NY. He has studied with Robert Arnold, Robert K. Kennedy, William Whitehead and Stephen Hamilton. Over his 40 year career. He has held several positions: Organist and Choirmaster at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. He has served as Diretor of Music Ministries and Organist St. Mary’s Episcopal in Massachuetts. He Since 2014, he is also Director of Cape Cod Early Music Festival and Founder of New York Bach Artists and Accompanist of Richmond Choral Society. He has performed in master classes with renowned organist Marie-Claire Alain and Oliver Lary, James David Christie, Charles Callahan and Marin Jean. He has been on the Executive Board of the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. More recently, he was Canon of Music at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Boise Idaho. He became a great friend of Boise Music Week by chairing the annual Organ Recitals. In 2020, Douglas left Boise for a new position at the historic Holy Trinity Church in Stratford -upon -Avon in England – known as Shakespeare’s church, where the great playwright worshipped and is buried.

We are very excited that Douglas will be doing a performance for Music Week from the organ at Holy Trinity in Stratford – upon -Avon.