Music in the Heart of the City to Feature Organ Recital in April

Flint, MI — March 28, 2022

On Sunday, April 24 the concert series “Music in the Heart of City” returns with an organ concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The 4 pm performance will feature Matthew Benkert presenting his Master’s Recital on the Dalton Memorial Organ.

The Dalton Memorial Organ at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 711 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for students, MCC and UofM students are free with school ID.

About the Dalton Memorial Organ

The Dalton Memorial Organ is the third organ built for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and was completed in 2018. This organ was built by Jerroll Adams of Milan Michigan, where he expanded and used the best of the pipework from the second organ completed in 1940. The instrument contains eight divisions, 71 registers, 88 ranks, and over 5,000 pipes. The pipes are housed in three functional cases plus an echo division in the rear gallery. The organ has a four manual console and a small two manual mini console in the gallery.

The organ was named after Florence Whiting Dalton, born to James H. Whiting and Alice M. Northup. Alice died on December 30, 1940, and her family generously gifted the church with funds for the second organ. Today’s organ pays tribute to the generous gift of her family, by continuing to be called the Dalton Memorial Organ.