St Andrews organ

Boomeria Lives On!

For the last few decades, the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival has made a visit to Preston Boomer’s amazing performance space in Bonny Doon, complete with pipe organ in a little chapel nestled in the redwoods. Boomeria has become an annual summer fundraising event, with accomplished musicians performing on the pipe organ, and the audience invited for an organ crawl inside the workings.

Sadly, time and fires have brought an end to this delightful retreat. This season, we celebrate Boomeria at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. The church organ was specially built and installed for St. Andrew’s by Preston Boomer in 1960. The beautiful glass Phoenix window above the organ is a testament to Preston’s energy and generosity for so many years. Thank You Preston!

All proceeds from this performance go the fundraising efforts of The Santa Cruz Baroque Festival (SCBF). SCBF is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts organization funded by your individual donations, ticket sales, and grants.

Saturday July 13, 2024 1-5 pm

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
101 Riverside Ave, Ben Lomond, CA 95005


Selections to be announced by the artist.

Bill Visscher ~ pipe organ

Bruce Sawhill ~ pipe organ

Robert Jackson ~ pipe organ

Jesse McMilan ~ pipe organ, piano

Martin Gaskell ~ pipe organ

The Santa Cruz Brass Quintet
Leonard Moore, Trumpet ~ Mark Joiner, Trumpet ~ Ken Weisner, Horn
Charlie McDowell, Trombone ~ Scott Wilkinson, Tuba

Bonny Doon Baroque & Crumhorn Extravaganza
Music for violin, viols, harpsichord, crumhorns.
Martin Gaskell ~ Barbara Gaskell ~ Helen Gibbons ~ Scott Wilkinson
Penny Hanna ~ Laura Gaskell

Santa Cruz Historical Fencing
Historical Swordplay Lecture and Demonstration with Rowan O’Neal and Van Swanson

Irish Dancers “Wings of Fire”
led by Michael Murphy and
Accompanied by Crooked Road
with Julie Horner