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The East Texas Pipe Organ Festival

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

If you have a love for organ music, or the solemnity of the church sanctuary, this event is just for you.

The East Texas Pipe Organ Festival is a four-day festival taking place November 11-15, 2012. Cities involved include Kilgore, Longview and Nacogdoches. The festival features four Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs designed and tonally finished by Roy Perry.

The festival begins on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. with an organ recital by Bradley Welch on the magnificent 1951 Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1174 at First Baptist Church in Longview, Texas.

East Texas Churches participating in the Pipe Organ Festival:

  • First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kilgore
  • First Baptist Church in Longview
  • First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches

 Featured Performers:

  • Jeremy Bruns
  •  Charles Callahan
  •  Ken Cowan
  •  Scott Davis
  •  Richard Elliott
  •  David Ford
  •  Ann Frohbieter
  • Christopher Houlihan
  • Christopher Jennings
  • Thomas Murray
  •  Larry Palmer
  •  Walt Strony
  • Brett Valliant
  • Bradley Welch

There will be special presentations and exhibits honoring the life and career of concert organist Alexander Boggs Ryan.

Schedule of Events at East Texas Pipe Organ Festival:

Monday, November 12:

Lunch on your own The Back Porch Restaurant Kilgore, Texas

2:00 p.m. Special Event: Charles Callahan and Larry Palmer Lecture/Class: Composers We Have Known. At St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Kilgore.