WELCOME TO THE 2015 EAST TEXAS PIPE ORGAN FESTIVAL
November 8-12, 2015
Mark your calendars now!
We are now open for registration! Note: Early Bird registration ends September 15, so make your reservation today and save, save, save!
SEE BELOW FOR HOTEL INFORMATION
The East Texas Pipe Organ Festival is a five-day festival featuring the area's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs designed and tonally finished by Roy Perry. We will visit the Aeolian-Skinner organs at First Presbyterian Church, Kilgore; St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kilgore; First Baptist Church, Longview; St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Williams and organ at First Baptist Church, Shreveport.
Featured recitalists include David Baskeyfield, Charles Callahan, Ken Cowan, Scott Dettra, Mark Dwyer, Jelani Eddington, Matthew Lewis, Adam Pajan, Caroline Robinson, Damin Spritzer, and Todd Wilson. We will have special presentations featuring this year's guest of honor, concert organist, Albert Russell.
For our full schedule of events, click on the "About Us" tab at the top of the home page.
Our official festival hotel, Kilgore Comfort Suites, has been sold out for months. However, we have three additional hotels that are giving us special rates. When making your reservations, be sure to call the hotels directly and mention the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. (Making reservations online will not get you the festival rate.)
Holiday Inn Express: 903-986-3533 - $95 per night. A bus will run to this hotel.
America's Best Value: 903-988-2800 - $69 per night. Bus will not run to this hotel, however it is a short 2-minute walk to the Holiday Inn, which is next door and will have bus transportation.
Best Western Kilgore: 903-986-1195 - King, $76.49 plus tax; 2 Queen - $80.99 plus tax. The buses will not run here, but, if you have a car, it is a quick 5-minute ride to the Comfort Suites and will have bus transportation.
Like us on Facebook at East Texas Pipe Organ Festival for updates and fun photos and memorabilia.
Find us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQFIKGbrWFk
To purchase CD recordings of some of Roy Perry's and other Aeolian-Skinner installations: www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com
Listen to our links on Youtube featuring some of the organs we will visit:
Alexander Boggs Ryan Plays Reubke on Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1174, Longview, Texas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91blKG5tuKQ
William Watkins Plays Willan "Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAYq56KXZmE
Roy Perry Plays Debussy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP7HFcarXqU
William Watkins Plays Langlais "La Nativite": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxdQ9jG0C-4
Dora Poteet Barclay Plays Reubke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoTpxFncqk
James Lynn Culp Plays Karg-Elert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvlLd8J2Fn0
Walt Strony Plays Tico Tico:
Walt Strony Plays Bizet Carmen Suite:
We hope to see you in East Texas in November!