For the past year, I have been restoring the a wonderful Henry Pilcher & Sons tracker-action pipe organ dating from 1904 at St. Joseph's Historic Church in Randolph, Ohio. It hadn't played in years, so there was a lot of work to be done to bring it back in to playing condition and tuning. Though I have made huge strides, the work is ongoing. But to show off the work that has been done and give parishioners and community members a teaser on what they've been missing, we are playing a springtime concert highlighting the progress thus far. Church members have assisted me in various stages of the work, beginning with a work party to remove all of the pipes from the main chests of the organ for cleaning, dent removal, and minor voicing work for a handful of non-speaking pipes!
Flute and Organ Concert| Sunday, May 3, 2015| 3:00 p.m.
Historic St. Joseph Parish
2643 Waterloo Road, Mogadore, Ohio 44260
Organist BrianEbie along with Flutist Laura Ebie will present a concert for flute and organ at the beautiful St. Joseph Parish in Randolph, Ohio.
The historic sanctuary of St. Joseph houses a wonderful Henry Pilcher & Sons tracker-action pipe organ dating from 1904 and beautifully restored stained-glass windows.
Brian Ebie, a local pipe organ technician, has been restoring the pipe organ for the past year, bringing it back in to playable condition and tuning. The work is ongoing, however, we wanted to offer a springtime concert to allow everyone to hear the progress thus far. Church members have assisted Brian in various stages of the work, beginning with a work party to remove all of the pipes from the main chests of the organ for cleaning, dent removal, and minor voicing work for a handful of non-speaking pipes.
The program begins at 3:00 p.m. and will last just under an hour.
Spend an afternoon with beautiful works for flute and organ and solo organ, in one of the most beautiful church buildings around, and enjoy the opportunity to hear the progress of the ongoing restoration on the 111 year old pipe organ.
The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Stanley, Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade, Jacques Berthier, Gaston Belier, and others. Selections from across a broad spectrum of classical, sacred, hymn tunes, and folk/celtic music will be performed.
Laura Ebie is a graduate of the University of Arizona and studied flute at Brigham Young University and the University of Arizona. She has performed with orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States, and has played in Carnegie Hall.
Brian Ebie has performed in Europe and the United States and has played the famous 206-rank Aeolian Skinner pipe organ at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also is a skilled pipe organ technician and maintains many instruments in northern Ohio.
The program is free and open to the public.