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6.21.13 … ‘famous’ Kennedy Center organ moves to Charlotte: Aeolian-Skinners “are known for their lively, beautiful, warm sounds.”

Providence Methodist Church, Kennedy Center organ, Bob Ivey:  A organ with a story!

 

In early June, more than 100 staff and church members gathered to help carry pipes from the Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1472 – now called the Robinson Organ – into the church.

The workers formed a bucket line from the church door to the organ, passing pipes hand to hand through a back hallway and up a stairwell.

“It was a unifying thing for everyone in the church who came, and it was truly a thrilling experience,” Ward said. “People were elated to be part of it.”

The first pipe was lugged by Bob Ivey, Providence’s former organist, who remains active in the church.

“I think it’s wonderful we’ve been able to obtain this instrument,” Ivey said. “(Aeolian-Skinners) are known for their lively, beautiful, warm sounds.”

Installation of the instrument, which Parkey OrganBuilders is renovating to fit the church’s space, began in early spring. The last song played on the Zimmer was performed in February.

The new organ is composed of more than 3,400 pipes, and parts of the church walls had to be removed to install them.

via Charlotte church obtains ‘famous’ Kennedy Center organ.

 


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