WELCOME TO THE 2013 EAST TEXAS PIPE ORGAN FESTIVAL
October 31, 2013: Registration is now closed.
November 10-14, 2013
Mark your calendars now!
The East Texas Pipe Organ Festival is a four-day festival(plus special pre-festival events) featuring five Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs designed and tonally finished by Roy Perry. We will visit the organs at First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore; St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kilgore; First Baptist Church, Longview; First Baptist Church, Nacogdoches; and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Shreveport, Louisiana. Featured recitalists are Joby Bell, George Bozeman, Charles Callahan, Ken Cowan, Isabelle Demers, Scott Hayes, Nathan Laube, Bruce Power, Jason Roberts, Chandler Teague, Thomas Trenney, Thomas Trotter, Brett Valliant, and Bradley Welch, with special concerts, presentations and exhibits honoring the life and career of concert organist William Teague, including a lecture by Charles Callahan entitled "Alexander McCurdy: A Life of Teaching," with special guests Peter Brown and William Teague participating.
For those arriving early, we will also be having special pre-festival events not listed in the official festival brochure.
Our official East Texas Pipe Organ Festival Hotel is Comfort Suites of Kilgore, which is now SOLD OUT. We have just added the Hampton Inn of Kilgore, where we have the same festival rate of $79.99 per night per room (per room, not per person, so share a room and save!).
When you call to reserve a room, make sure you mention the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival:
Hampton Inn of Kilgore
Comfort Suites (SOLD OUT)
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For more information on the 2013 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, click on "About Us" for the festival schedule "at-a-glance."
Find us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQFIKGbrWFk
To purchase CD recordings of some of Roy Perry's and other Aeolian-Skinner installations: www.vermontorganacademy.com
Listen to our links on Youtube featuring some of the organs we will visit:
Alexander Boggs Ryan Plays Reubke on Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1174, Longview, Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91blKG5tuKQ
William Watkins Plays Willan "Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYq56KXZmE
Roy Perry Plays Debussy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP7HFcarXqU
William Watkins Plays Langlais "La Nativite": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxdQ9jG0C-4
Dora Poteet Barclay Plays Reubke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoTpxFncqk
James Lynn Culp Plays Karg-Elert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvlLd8J2Fn0
Visit us again soon for information on the 2013 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival!