Renowned theatre pipe organist, Dave Wickerham returns to the Organ Gym for a public concert on Saturday August 4th at 7:00 P.M. Tickets at the door are $15.00.
Dave Wickerham was born in Encino, California in 1962. He began playing the electronic organ at the age of four and had his first pipe organ experience at age ten. His musical education started at age seven. When he moved to Arizona in 1976, he became Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop Pizza Restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. While in Arizona, he continued his musical studies with Roseamond Crowley, one of the few remaining descendants of the Louis Vierne line of organists. He attended the University of Arizona in Tucson on a full scholarship, pursuing classical organ studies for six years with Dr. Roy Johnson.
Dave was awarded the prestigious American Theatre Organ Society “Organist of the Year” award in 2011, has toured Australia and New Zealand in 2003 and 2012 to rave reviews, and received accolades after his concert at the American Theatre organ Society 2015 Convention.
The 4/35 “Joel Kremer” hybrid theatre organ is the largest theatre pipe organ in Colorado. It is installed in the gymnasium at Immanuel Lutheran Church 828 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs. Parking is in back, and the gymnasium entrance with handicap access is in the alley. For more information call 719-635-0150.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, a member congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, has been serving the people of Colorado Springs since 1900. Immanuel is a Traditional, Liturgical and Historical congregation centered on the Bible as the Word of God.