Chrsitmas Festival and Organ Concert
Vineyard Gazette
The Methodist Church and Society of this place have decided to hold in their church, on Christmas Eve, Thursday the 24th inst., a grand Christmas Festival. Two or more noble Trees will be placed in the church on which Christmas presents will be hung, and from which they will be given out by a Committee appointed. The Committee request that all presents be brought in to them in the vestry of the Church on the forenoon of that day, or at farthest as early as two o’clock P.M. The Church will be decorated somewhat with Evergreens.
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Methodists have Purchased an Organ
Vineyard Gazette
The Methodists have purchased an organ for their church, and hope to have it placed therein by Christmas. It is said to be a fine-toned instrument.
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Airing it Out at Trinity Church, Big Three Play Refurbished Organ
Felipe Cabrera
The old pipe organ at Trinity Episcopal Church was restored over the winter and will be the centerpiece of a concert this Sunday at the historic Oak Bluffs chapel.

The concert begins at 4 p.m.

“Music has always been important at Trinity,” said organist Wesley Brown, who has been playing at the church for 20 years.

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Happy 50th for Church Organ
Mark Alan Lovewell

There could be as many as 592 pipes playing at the West Tisbury Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the 50th anniversary celebration of the church organ beginning at 3 p.m. And among those in the audience will be the man who built the organ, Fritz Noack, of Noack Organ Company, now located in Georgetown. Mr. Noack was 25 years old then and this was his fourth original organ.

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New Instrument is Music to Their Ears
Mark Alan Lovewell

The music sounds so sweet these days at the Chilmark Community Church, thanks to the addition of a new pipe organ. It is not only a lovely instrument to hear, its pipes singing, it is a sight to see. The church organ, custom made by Stephen J. Russell, arrived this summer and its lyrical sounds, under the hands of a talented musician, is already a source of inspiration to many.

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Heart and Soul of a Congregation Returns, Restored in Body and Spirit
Mark Alan Lovewell

L ast Sunday, the strains of organ music floated in the warm summer air down South Summer street in Edgartown.

The stately 1830 pipe organ is back in the Federated Church, and for church organist Peter M. Boak it was a welcome return. “It was like having an old friend back at home,” Mr. Boak said after church services were over.

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