Tour of Millersville’s Pipe Organs

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Mrs. Ann McFarland, church organist, First United Methodist Church (A-frame church).

As part of Millersville’s 250th anniversary celebration, a special tour will feature Millersville’s use of the pipe organ as a significant part of America’s higher culture. The free walking tour of local pipe organs is scheduled for Sunday, October 30, starting at 2 p.m. at the Zion Church. Dr. Karl E. Moyer, Millersville University professor emeritus of music, will lead the tour.

The tour will include three local churches: Zion Church, First United Methodist Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Each tour stop will lasts approximately 30 minutes to provide time for participants to look at the organ and the church building. The presentation will include singing a hymn that is identified with the individual church. This will showcase the organ as a singing-leadership instrument as well as for the performance of organ music alone. Each demonstrating organist is volunteering her services.

Advance registration for the free tour is not necessary. For more information, contact Moyer at 717-397-8035 or kmoyer@millersville.edu.

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