A clip from the recital:
With nothing but her fingers, Rebecca Rollett thundered the music of Bach and Liszt throughout Alice Millar Chapel on Friday during a lunchtime organ recital.
“It’s a total power trip, that’s why every organist plays,” Rollett said. “You’re all by yourself up there, you don’t need an orchestra.”
As she played some sections from a Liszt prelude and fugue, the organ shook the rows of wooden pews.
Some people in the pews bowed their heads as they listened, while others gazed up at the chapel’s ornate interior.
Alice Millar just finished repairing its Aeolian-Skinner organ, which has 5,235 pipes.
Organist Rebecca Rollett introduces Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Major.