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
- 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.