2021 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival

November 7-11

Schedule of Public Events - Free Admission



Sunday, November 7

7:00 p.m. Opening Concert

Ken Cowan, organist

Temple Sinai, New Orleans



Monday, November 8

3:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Rosalind Mohnsen, organist

Central-St. Matthew’s UCC Church, New Orleans



7:00 p.m. Organ Recital

David Higgs, organist

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans



Tuesday, November 9

10:30 a.m. Organ Recital

Brink Bush, organist

First-Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurel, MS



3:00 p.m. Organ Recital

David Baskeyfield, organist

First-Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurel, MS



6:30 p.m. Silent Movie

“The Freshman,” starring Harold Lloyd

Clark Wilson, organist

First-Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurel, MS



Wednesday, November 10

10:00 a.m. Organ Recital

Simon Templet, organist

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans



7:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Stefan Engels, organist

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans



Thursday, November 11

10:30 a.m. Organ Recital

George Bozeman, organist

St. Mary’s Assumption Roman Catholic Church, New Orleans



2:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Clive Driskill-Smith, organist

Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans



7:00 p.m. Closing Concert

Clara Gerdes, organist

Temple Sinai, New Orleans



Email: EastTexasPipeOrganFestival@gmail.com



Festival Information .

EAST TEXAS PIPE ORGAN FESTIVAL

Honoring the Life and Work of Roy Perry (1906- 1978)



ROY PERRY (1906-1978) was organist-choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas from 1932 to 1972. After meeting G. Donald Harrison, Mr. Perry worked for Aeolian-Skinner as a sales representative, designer, and tonal finisher, and was responsible for many of the company’s instruments throughout Texas and the South, working with T. J. Williams and his family of organ technicians from New Orleans. In this capacity, Mr. Perry designed and finished organs in Harrison’s concept of the American Classic Organ and developed his skills as a tonal finisher. It was in this latter area that he excelled, and his organs are characterized by unusual polish and coherence both in the build-up of stops and within the individual ranks.

As a designer, he had influence over the organs he sold, and he developed many theories in pipe scaling and in the complex composition of mixture stops, but was probably best known in his field as a designer and finisher of string celeste tone of the most notable character and beauty. These latter elements are especially evident in his last major work, the supervision of the three-year renovation (1973-1975) of the Great Organ in Washington Cathedral, where, among his many tasks, he designed two sets of specially scaled wide-mouth string celestes – a construction unique to that installation.

Throughout his career as an organ builder, Roy Perry remained most dedicated to the preparation and performance of church music of the highest caliber, and he taught the legacies and principles of church music to those who passed through his choir and congregation.


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East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, Honoring the Life and Work of Roy Perry (1906 - 1978).