I'm sitting in the parlor at Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, waiting for Compline. (I was here for an organ recital, whose program I'll post here shortly.) I decided to stick around here to get some work done. (I have the laptop with me.)
The EYC usually have a Sunday evening program after the 5:15 pm service which includes dinner. I noticed that a young boy, I'd estimate to be no older than 8 or 9, sat down at the very-out-of-tune baby grand piano and started to play pieces from memory. He's really good! He also has excellent posture and technique at the keyboard. I hope he continues his lessons at the piano. If he's this good now, I can only imagine how good he'll be a few years from now.
Going back to the reason why I'm hanging out here in the first place... I listened to a young (11th grade) organist play a recital today. Wow. That's all I can say. He played some "big" pieces, and he managed them well. He's very talented, and if I recall correctly, he's only been playing the organ for at least the last 2+ years. He also plays the piano and the cello.
I'll post his program in the next post.