Historic Bethabara Park
Sunday, June 9, 2013
• Sunday, June 9, 4 p.m. •
The Charles W. McManis Organ, 1971
At the Gemeinhaus in Historic Bethabara Park
Program presented by Timothy Olsen, Ray Ebert,
Susan Bates, and Dreama Lovitt
*Come early to enjoy the park, then listen to some lovely
music and join us for lemonade!*
Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds.
This organ has only three sounds (stops), but the tones are robust, spicy, and sweet.
Those who have played it and heard it before eagerly return to this small treasure!
• Monday, June 24, 7 p.m. •
The Grooms and Payne, Ltd., Opus 283, 2010
First Baptist Church
Program presented by Timothy Olsen
Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. This huge instrument boasts a kaleidoscope of different orchestral colors: from oboes and bassoons to flutes and clarinets to trumpets and trombones! The Grooms and Payne boasts twenty-some stops (out of its 115 total) that produce the most distinct of these tones- using reed pipes. This is a large number for any organ! You’ll hear many of them featured in this concert. You will also have agreat view of the organist as he plays the console’s five keyboards and pedal!
• Sunday, July 7, 7 p.m. •
The Skinner Organ, Opus 712, 1928
The Fisk Organ, Opus 131, 2004
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Program presented by Brent Neuenschwander
Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. Skinner organs typically have a lush, Romantic sound, and this one is an exceptional example, described by one listener as “smooth as liquid velvet.” The Fisk has a completely different character, but is equally impressive: its pipes sing as though a choir of eloquent voices.
• Monday, July 22nd, 7 p.m. •
The Austin Organ, Opus 1786, 1931-1963
Centenary United Methodist Church
Program presented by Susan Bates
Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. This Austin organ is greatly enhanced by the new acoustic in the sanctuary, allowing it to speak in its true voice: Shimmer and Fire!
• Sunday, August 4, 7 p.m. •
The Noack Organ, Opus 87, 1978
Ardmore United Methodist Church
Program presented by Dreama Lovitt
Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. The beautiful casework of the Noack organ, with its whirling filigree and honey-gold tones overlaying a well-structured pipe layout, makes it a powerful presence in the sanctuary. This physical impression is only a foretaste of the bold, richly hued tones that fill the space when this instrument sings.
• Monday, August 19, 7 p.m. •
The Flentrop Organ, 1965, 2013
Elberson Fine Arts Center, Shirley Recital Hall– at Salem College
Program presented by students of UNCSA and Salem College Every pipe organ has a unique character and collection of sounds. Gentle, warm, vocal, clear: all these terms describe this Flentrop organ. Be one of the first to hear it after its restoration and renovation!