"Sounds of Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs" Continues with Organist Ray Ebert
8:58am Jul 25, 2013
Sounds of the Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem began June 9th, with a recital by Co-founder, award-winning organist Timothy Olsen. He performed on the 1971 Charles W. McManis Organ at the Gemeinhaus in Historic Bethabara Park. Sounds of the Summer continues through August 19th and along the way organ lovers sample from the Grooms and Payne instrument at First Baptist Church, the Skinner and Fisk organs at St. Paul’s Episcopal, and many others, performed on by some of the Piedmont’s finest keyboardists.
On Sunday night, August 4th, at 7PM it’ll be the 1978 Noack Organ at Ardmore United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. Sounds of Summer Co-founder Dreamma Lovitt will present that program. Dreamma and Tim teamed up with Winston-Salem native, Centenary United Methodist Church Organist Emeritus Ray Ebert to create this remarkable performance series.
Ray spoke with David Ford about the mighty pipe organ and his colleagues.
Keyboardist Ray Ebert. For 30 years he was organist at Reynolda House Musuem of American Art. He’s now Organist Emeritus at Centenary United Methodist Church after a 40-year tenure there. Ray, along with organists Tim Olsen and Dreamma Lovitt is the co-organizer of Sounds of the Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem. Sounds of the Summer continues next week, on Sunday night, August 4th, at 7PM at Ardmore United Methodist Church. Dreamma Lovitt will perform on that church’s 1978 Noack Organ.