Organist shows command of instrument” (Cathedral Church of St. John) “With sure mastery he offered explosions of color and volume but always as musician rather than a showman… it was the inner stillness, in the midst of even the most brilliant display passages that spoke directly to the heart. The Adagio (Barber) flowed in gentle tones, opening in radiant fullness before closing in a place of peace and stillness… the audience offered its greatest tribute – absolute quiet – before breaking into applause.
Turk brought flash and dash to an improvisation given to him at the end of the listed program. He showed skill, agility and musical command as he tossed around elements of the three (themes), a hymn, a plainsong and a Welsh melody. In his hands the King of Instruments became an accessible royal.