This is a very well attended, famous event. Ron Wyatt is not only a superb organist but an entertaining raconteur. The church's 4,000 pipe Austin organ is the instrument of the angels.
Houstonian Edgar Moore's Sons of Orpheus Choir for years has joined Mr. Wyatt at the Trinity Pipe Organ Extravanza! They'll be there again this year!
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH PIPE ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA!
A Dickens Evening on the Strand Tradition
Saturday, December 03, 2011, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
|Organist Ronald Wyatt|
The popular Pipe Organ Extravaganza, featuring internationally acclaimed concert organist Ronald Wyatt, returns Saturday evening, December 3, 2011 to historic Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Galveston, Texas.
A fixture of Galveston’s Christmas celebrations for more than 20 years, Extravaganza performances were halted following Hurricane Ike in 2008. Cleanup and repair made necessary by the weather catastrophe has taken more than three years, but the church’s sanctuary, built in 1857, is now completely restored, including the huge and spectacular stained glass Tiffany window, located above the altar.
Long-planned alterations have brightened the sanctuary’s acoustics, making the space ideal forlive musical performances. In addition to great music and Christmas carol singing, the evening will include a special appearanceby Houston choral group The Sons of Orpheus, under the direction of Edgar Moore.
Following the Pipe Organ Extravaganza, authentic Victorian refreshments will be served by candlelight in the church’s 1882 Eaton Hall, designed by the renowned architect Nicholas Clayton. The Pipe Organ Extravaganza celebrates Galveston Historical Foundation’s Dickens on The Strand festival, now in its 40th year.
8:00 p.m.—Pipe Organ Extravaganza, Ronald Wyatt, concert organist
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