Hear three accomplished church organists share more of the myriad sounds of Olivet's Ruffatti pipe organ during the 2013 “Spring Festival of Organ Music” in the Betty and Kenneth Hawkins Centennial Chapel, 12:10 to 12:55 p.m. on the following days:
• Friday, April 12 — Paul Leddington Wright of The Coventry Cathedral, United Kingdom, and BBC television
• Friday, April 19 — John W. W. Sherer of Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago
• Friday, April 26 — Matt Gerhard of Zion United Methodist Church, Kokomo, Ind.
An instrument of 125 ranks, the organ’s size and quality rival the best pipe organs found in the churches and concert halls of the United States, as well as the great cathedrals of Europe. It contains 75 ranks of Ruffatti handmade, wind-blown pipes. The digital component features the remaining 50 ranks, created by the Massachusetts firm of Marshall & Ogletree. The four-manual console controls the “speech” of thousands of pipes, many of which are visible to the audience.
There is no admission charge for these events. For more information, call 815-939-5258.