ORGAN CONCERT - LUNCH GATEWAY CLASSIC CARS | April 21, 2018

ORGAN CONCERT - LUNCH GATEWAY CLASSIC CARS | April 21, 2018

St. Louis Gateway
Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
O'Fallon
Illinois

ORGAN CONCERT - LUNCH GATEWAY CLASSIC CARS Saturday, April 21stO'Fallon, Illinois

This wonderful event began with an organ concert at the home of Retired Colonel Jack Moelmann.  Jack started music at the age of 7, and has pursued his avocation ever since.  He has been a member of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) since 1967.  He has played at Westminster Abbey, The St Louis Fabulous Fox Theatre and Radio City Music Hall.  He was inducted to the American Theatre Organ Society International Hall of Fame in 2008.  At one time he was the President of ATOS.  He is also a staff organist at the Lincoln Theatre in Bellville, Illinois and an organist at St Michael’s Episcopal Church in O Fallon, Illinois.  He owns five organs, three of which are in his house.  His house is home to a wide variety of gadgetry.  Jack is definitely one of a kind, both in talent and personality.

We were also lucky enough to have Dave Stephens, President of ATOS, a self-trained musician, join the organ concert to play with Jack.  Dave plays as organist at the Wurlitzers of the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St Louis and as an organist at the Lincoln theatre in Bellville, Illinois.

After the concert members caravanned to Gateway Classic Cars for lunch and drooling over their amazing inventory of classic cars.  We had a great catered lunch by Hick’s BBQ of Bellville, IL.  A big thank you goes out to Carol for the delicious homemade brownies. 

This was certainly a wonderful event to attend and our thanks go out to Elmer “Sonny” and Carol Sterthman for hosting this event.

 

 

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