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September 20, 2018

Pedals, Pipes and Pizza Planned in Pulaski


PULASKI, NY – The Pulaski Baptist Church invites you to attend a Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event to introduce and celebrate the organ.

Following the one-hour program, the audience will be invited to participate in a
musical instrument petting zoo, which will include the organ console.

After these musical experiences the audience is invited to a free pizza luncheon.

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza, will be held on Oct. 13 at 11 am, at the Pulaski Baptist Church, 7 Bridge St., Pulaski.

The program will be led by Abel Searor, a graduate of the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music, Graduate Organ Performance and Music Education programs and organist/choirmaster of St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Over the course of about an hour Abel will describe and introduce the organ, play several pieces, demonstrate what makes the organ unique and involve the audience in the majesty and grandeur of the “King of Musical Instruments.”

While at times the program will resemble an organ concert, it will also include audience questions and answers, stories about the organ, a demonstration of actual pipes from a
real pipe organ generously provided to us by East Syracuse pipe organ builders Kerner and Merchant, and a bit of musical education.

Immediately following the program the audience will be invited to come to the organ console to see, touch, and experience what it is like to play the organ, with the help of Abel as part of a musical instrument petting zoo.

In addition to the organ console, the musical instrument petting zoo will include at least a trumpet, trombone, baritone, flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin, cello, electric guitar, piano and autoharp.

The audience will be encouraged to touch, hold and play each of these instruments in order to experience what it is like to play them.

Afterward the audience is invited to a pizza luncheon served in the church fellowship hall where pizza generously donated by Stefano’s Pizzeria will be served.

The musicians will be on hand during the luncheon to answer questions and continue the musical discussions.

Pedals, Pipes and Pizza is a program introduced by the American Guild of Organists to introduce youth to the organ.

It is hoped that this will encourage further interest possibly leading some to begin learning how to play this magnificent instrument.

While the American Guild of Organists intended for this program to be for the youth, we have found that it is of interest to all.

The program is free and open to the public and children of all ages are welcome.

For more information, please call Fred Ringwald at 963-1466.

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