Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, will host a festival of four concerts, lectures, workshops and a masterclass, all celebrating the restoration of the D.B. Johnson Memorial Organ, James F. Byrnes Auditorium Organ by Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 1257, 1955. The organ is the last of any large instruments tonally finished by G. Donald Harrison. Virgil Fox played the inaugural concert on November 2, 1955.
Thursday, August 13 - 7:30 pm
Richard Elliott, Mormon Tabernacle Organist
Friday, August 14 - 7:30 pm
David Lowry, Professor of Music Emeritus at Winthrop University
Saturday, August 15 - 2:00 pm
Robert Ridgell, Associate Organist of New York's Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall St.
Sunday, August 16 - 7:30 pm
For more information, contact Dr. David Lowry. Click here for the link to the Festival brochure.
Region IV of the American Guild of Organists covers the Southeastern United States and Bermuda, including the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. There are seven districts, 58 local chapters, and over 3,000 members. Our work supports the mission of the Guild: To promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
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