2022 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival

November 6-10, 2022

Schedule of Public Events - Free Admission



Sunday, November 6

8:00 p.m. Opening Concert

Vincent Dubois, organist

First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas



Monday, November 7

10:00 a.m. Organ Recital

Henry Webb, organist

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kilgore, Texas



3:00 p.m. “What We Can Learn from the Ste. Clotilde Tradition”

Susan Ferré

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Kilgore, Texas



8:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Stefan Engels, organist

First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas



Tuesday, November 8

10:00 a.m. Organ Recital

Adam Pajan

First Baptist Church, Longview, Texas



2:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Ken Cowan

First Baptist Church, Longview, Texas



4:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Scott Montgomery

Trinity Episcopal Church

Longview, TX



8:00 p.m. Silent Movie

“Safety Last,” starring Harrold Lloyd

Christian Elliott, organist

First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas



Wednesday, November 9

10:00 a.m. Organ Recital

Bruce Neswick

First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas



2:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Scott Dettra, organist

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kilgore, Texas

Thursday, November 10

10:00 a.m. Organ Recital

Clive Driskill-Smith, organist

St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport, Louisiana



2:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Thomas Sheehan, organist

St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport, Louisiana



4:00 p.m. Organ Recital

Bradley Welch, organist

St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport, Louisiana



8:00 p.m. Closing Concert

Sándor Balatoni, organist

First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, Texas



Our contact information:

Website: www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com



East Texas Pipe Organ Festival

P. O. Box 2069 - Kilgore, Texas 75663-2069



Email: EastTexasPipeOrganFestival@gmail.com



Tax deductible donations may be sent to

The Roy Perry American Classic Organ Foundation (RPACOF)

P. O. Box 2069

Kilgore, TX 75663

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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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Kilgore, TX 75663


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