arch 2002: Henry Doktorski performed at the Midway United Methodist Church (Midway, Pennsylvania) on Sunday, March 17th for their "St. Patrick's Day Great Commission" service. In addition to leading the congregation in singing the standard hymns, he played the Pastoral Symphonie from Handel's Messiah as well as his own composition, Theme and Variations on Danny Boy.
Church Director, David Sims said, "We wanted to do something extraordinary this year for our St. Patrick's Day Service, so we thought about having our regular organist take the day off and have an accordionist perform instead. One of the members of our congregation happened to know someone from the Pittsburgh Symphony who enthusiastically recommended that we contact Henry Doktorski."
Sims continued, "Henry was just the person we were looking for and we were fortunate that he was able to find a substitute for his regular Sunday morning job as organist for St. John of God Parish in McKees Rocks. His concert accordion filled our church with magnificent music which enlivened our congregation. We hope to have him again next year."