Henry’s Recital at House of Prayer

Henry always has a good time at the organ. (Photo by Carol Gross.)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2 pm: Henry played a solo recital on the 1989 Schlicker two-manual and pedal organ at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Escondido, California. The first half of his program featured original works and transcriptions for organ. (All transcriptions were Henry’s own arrangements.) During the second half of the program, Henry played original Vaudeville accordion classics on his 1978 Victoria Concert Accordion (built in Italy) which were composed by the two early 20th-century pioneers of the piano accordion: Guido Deiro (1886-1950 and his brother Pietro Deiro (1888-1954).

Henry’s program

Carol Graham, an organist in Vista, California, and the Secretary (and Chair of the Education Committee) for the American Guild of Organists’ Palomar Chapter, attended Henry’s recital and noted:

Henry and his accordion. (Photo by Carol Gross.)