PRESENTED BY THE JCC’s INSTITUTE FOR RETIRED PROFESSIONALS (IRP)
BUY TICKETS: Tuesday, May 26 @ 7:30 p.m.
Lance Luce is an internationally acclaimed theatre organist. He has
played hundreds of concerts all over the United States, Canada, England and Australia.
His concerts are praised for appealing to audiences of all ages, containing a wide variety of musical styles.
At age 18, Lance won 1st place honors in the Yamaha National Electone organ competition in California. The next year
he was appointed the Head Staff Organist at Radio City Music Hall in New York, on the largest Wurlitzer ever built.
Lance has made many recordings, including being part of the famous
“Theatre Organ Greats – A Salute to Radio City Music Hall” double LP.
For many years, Lance was the “Featured Entertainment” at the
console of a theatre organ at several “Pizza Parlour” style restaurants. Two in Michigan, and the highly successful “Organ Grinder Restaurant” in Toronto Canada, where he played for 8 years.
Lance began playing the theatre pipe organ at age 10 at the Royal Oak Theatre near his Michigan home. By age 13 he was playing at that same theatre for intermissions. During his teenage years he began playing the organ at a local church on Sundays, and performed countless times for area organ clubs and societies.
Lance is currently on the staff at the Fox Theatre, and is one of the organists at the Redford Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. He continues to be a church organist, recording artist, and maintains a busy concert schedule.
IRP is very grateful to Lillian & Alfred Bricker for sponsoring the IRP annual spring concert. IRP also wishes to thank Jim Evola, owner of Evola Music, for donating the use of the organ for the evening.