Friday, February 21 was another typical winter night in Chicago. However, for those of us in attendance at the AGO North Shore Chapter’s recital at St. Luke’s Episcopal in Evanston, it was a warm night for our ears and hearts as we were treated to a wonderful concert by prizewinning organist Daryl Robinson. Daryl was the recipient of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Known for his imaginative registrations, we were not disappointed as the Lullaby from Suite No. 2 by Calvin Hampton seemed to float into the nave of the church, causing me to look in every corner certain that I would see angel wings fluttering. From his personable commentary between the pieces, his choices of music which showed off the E. M. Skinner organ beautifully, to his impeccable technique everyone went home with a smile and with gratitude that we had forced ourselves out on a cold winter night.
Eileen Baumgarten, North Shore AGO member