PipeSounds presents


'A Musical Valentine'

The Putnam Herald

January 21 2011

HURRICANE -- PipeSounds will present "A Musical Valentine" for the third concert in the 2010-2011 series.

The "Three Con Men", all graduates of Concord University, will perform love music on the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane.

The three performing artists are: Elliott Bromley, organist of Bon Aire Baptist Church in Richmond, Va.; Timothy Waugh, artist hi residence of Beckley Presbyterian Church, Beck-ley, W.Va.; and Dr. Charles Chandler, minister of music at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church.

The program will feature both seri­ous and light music selections featur­ing the many sounds of the Harrah Symphonic Organ, "one of West Vir­ginia's best kept secrets."

The organ has six manuals with 45 draw knobs, 2,600 actual pipes and more than 20,000 digital pipe notes. It is the largest draw-knob console in the world. The digital reproduction of sound in this instrument is supported by a 148-speaker system. The organ has a pallet of sounds that seldom exist hi a single instrument.

The concert will feature free admis­sion, "in appreciation of the many patrons of the community who have supported the concert series over the past seven and a half years," according to a press release.

The "Con Women" (alumni of Con­cord) will honor ladies present and the United Methodist Women will host a reception following the concert.

The PipeSounds Board thanks the Putnam County Bank for contribu­tions that make organ events possible, according to the press release.

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