Buffalo, New York – Daniel Pisarcik, one of the 2008 winners of the Monsignor Kawalec Young Organist Scholarship offered by the Church Musicians Guild of Buffalo, will play the historic A. Radziewicz 3/32 pipe organ at Corpus Christi Church on Sunday January 4 at the 11:30 Mass. The landmark church is located at 199 Clark Street in Buffalo, just one block from the Broadway Market. All are welcome to attend.
Daniel Pisarcik, age 14, lives in the Town of North Tonawanda. He is one of two recipients of the Diocesan- wide competition. This is Daniel’s third time winning an award in the annual scholarship.
Contestants were expected to play four pieces written for organ comprised of three hymns of three or more verses and one selection of organ literature. A young musician who sits for this competition must exhibit skill in registration, pedal and manual use, and offer insight to their future in Pastoral Music Ministry.
Daniel is interested in many other instruments, and is also the youngest house organist at the historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. He has also played the Wurlitzer organ at Shea’s Performing Arts Center before the Broadway Musical Series offered there. Daniel has studied organ with Miss Joan Mistretta of Tonawanda and Mr. Bruce Woody of Buffalo.