THE WONDROUS MACHINE ORGAN SERIES
The Wondrous Machine
This fall, we proudly offer a series featuring the many treasured pipe organs of our church. Explore the King of Instruments and the magnificence within! You will learn the history, inner workings, and the power of these truly incredible creations. This series celebrates the incredible organs of Peachtree Road.
We began with a tour of the Great Organ with Organ curator, Robert Coulter and narrator, John Lemley as they took us behind the scenes to show how wondrous and unique the Great Organ of Peachtree Road has been since its debut in 2002. The video will remain available here on this page. To learn more about the Great Organ and all the organs at Peachtree Road, including their history, specifications and stoplist, please visit here.
The Wondrous Machine: Organ Concerts
Sunday, November 8 and 22, 7:00 pm, prumc.org
These unique virtual concerts will give you the opportunity to hear all six of PRUMC’s organs in a single concert. You will hear organ solos as well as music for four hands and feet at one organ and also duets featuring two different organs at the same time! Organists Scott Atchison, Oliver Brett, LaKwan Bain and Oak Martin will bring out the best in these magnificent instruments. Concerts will be made available on the PRUMC website at the advertised start time and will remain on our website for viewing after the initial broadcast.
The Wondrous Machine
Silent Movie Night: David Briggs at the Great Organ
Sunday, November 15, 7:00 pm, prumc.org
This virtual concert will include a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Immigrant” accompanied by the organ. One of the world’s foremost improvisers will be accompanying the movie live! Get yourself some popcorn and watch a classic movie and one of the world’s greatest silent movie improvisers from the comfort of your own living room. The concert will be made available on the PRUMC website at the advertised start time and will remain on our website for viewing after the initial broadcast.
The Mission of the PRUMC Music and Arts Program is made possible through the generosity of church members and concert patrons. Please consider a gift in support of this program.
CHORAL EVENSONG FOR THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
4:30 pm Organ Recital, Caroline Robinson
5:00 pm Choral Evensong, PRUMC Staff Singers
Music by Howells, Ayleward and Beaudrot
End the Lord’s day with beautifully sung prayer by the Peachtree Road Staff Singers. The marriage of music and text reminds us “to remember thy servants, Lord.” We give thanks for the saints who have gone before us and we remember that we are a living history, with God’s Spirit continually working in and through us.
Due to limited capacity seating, registration will be required for this service. Please RSVP to attend and plan on observing required protocol. The service will also be streamed live.
Caroline Robinson, organist
Originally from Greenville, SC, Caroline Robinson is an active performing organist and church musician. In July 2020, she assumed the post of Associate Organist-Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.
Caroline has been featured as a solo recitalist in many venues across the United States, including New York City churches St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, St. John the Divine, Trinity Church Wall Street, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Church of the Advent in Boston, MA and Harvard Memorial Church, Cambridge; and Kansas City’s the Kauffman Center. Her playing has been broadcast on American Public Media’s “Pipedreams”, “Pipedreams LIVE!”, and Philadelphia-based public radio station 90.1 WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour.
Visit Caroline’s website to learn more and enjoy performances here.
Virtual Concert Season Opener Encores!
How Can I Keep From Singing?
PRUMC Staff Singers offer a concert of solo songs in a range of styles, featuring music from the eighteenth century to the present day. Please enjoy this varied concert featuring baroque arias, English art song, opera, jazz, broadway and more.
Britten in Buckhead
PRUMC Staff Singers offer a concert of music by twentieth century English composer Benjamin Britten. William Green and Clarke Harris present two large-scale works, which take an innovative approach to two Biblical stories — that of Abraham and Isaac, and Christ’s Crucifixion. These passages from scripture brought to life in a unique and powerful way.