Magazine article The American Organist

Organists in the News

Magazine article The American Organist

Organists in the News

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CHURCH ORGANIST IS INJURED IN PLUNGE FROM BALCONY

Miss Georgia I. Mundt, 47..., was injured yesterday when she fell from a balcony at Grace Baptist Church while playing for a wedding.

She was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a broken arm and other injuries... A medical report last night indicated she was in good condition.

Officers called to the scene said Miss Mundt is the church organist. The organ is located on the west side of the balcony, and as the organist turned to leave, she lost her balance and fell over the balcony to the main floor.

Wittnesses said the woman turned over completely before landing on the floor.

(Spokane, Wash.) The Spokesman-Review (Feb. 13, 1969): 5

LARGE ORGAN PIPE FALLS AND HITS CHURCH SOLOIST ON HEAD

CHOIR SINGER ATTRIBUTES ESCAPE FROM INJURY TO FACT THAT HAIR IS NOT BOBBED.

SAINT CATHARINES, Ont. Aug. 31.-In First United Church, formerly First Presbyterian, Sunday, while the congregations of three leading united churches were meeting in union worship, the large center pipe of the big church organ suddenly fell out.

Miss Elizabeth Robb, a well known Saint Catharines singer, was singing the solo, "The Lord Is My Shepherd." The ten-foot pipe struck her a glancing blow on the head and then struck her shoulder.

Members of the congregation had seen the pipe begin to fall. Women shrieked and gave cries of warning. The pipe narrowly missed the Rev. George K.B. Adams, who was seated in the pulpit, and it landed in the aisle.

Many thought Miss Robb had been badly hurt. She was hurried out by other members of the choir but soon returned smiling. …

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