Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Organ Festival Dates Set

Published June 15, 2006

Celebrating the ecumenical spirit of music in four Atlanta churches, the 2006 Atlanta Summer Organ Festival will feature four exciting concerts by renowned organists during four successive weeks in July.

This year is the 12th year of the festival. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. The concerts will each conclude with a dessert reception.

On Wednesday, July 5, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, will host the opening concert, spotlighting organist Diane Bish, an international concert and recording artist and the star of the “Joy of Music” television series.

On Wednesday, July 12, organist Alan Morrison will play at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road. An Atlanta native, Morrison is the head of the organ department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, July 18, organist Norman Mackenzie and the Trinity Festival Brass will present an exciting evening of music for organ and brass at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Road. Mackenzie serves as director of music and fine arts at Trinity, and as director of choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

And closing the series on Wednesday, July 26, organist Dr. Jennifer Pascual will play at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE. She is director of music at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

A suggested donation of $10 is requested at the door for each concert, and dress is casual.


For more information about the organ series, call (404) 365-1052.