'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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