Michael Stairs Dead at Age 72
You know the old saw that unpleasantries come in lots of three? So soon after the death of the great organ patron, Wesley C Dudley, comes the death of the friendly and extremely talented organist, Michael Ondon Stairs. (I am not eagerly awaiting the third notice.) Michael had cancer but still his death came suddenly. It seems like only recently that he was ordering music from me to play at Church of the Redeemer. I and all of his huge number of friends, admirers, and fans will miss him.
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