Benefit for a pipe organ in Edgartown church

Benefit for a pipe organ in Edgartown church

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Matt Pelikan (left) and John Gorman were two thirds of a trio that played music by Beethoven and Mozart. Pam Butterick turned pages for Mr. Gorman. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Jim and Pam Butterick opened their Oak Bluffs home overlooking the Lagoon to more than 50 people Sunday night, to listen to music and to raise money for a music-maker — the 115-year-old Hook and Hastings pipe organ in the Federated Church in Edgartown. Generous donations collected during the evening will be dedicated to the restoration of the organ.

A classical trio — John Gorman (piano), Jan Hyer (cello), and Matt Pelican (violin) — delighted the crowd with music by Beethoven and Mozart. Later, some of the guests broke into spontaneous renditions of well-known Broadway show tunes.