Historic, beautiful Memorial Presbyterian Church will host a noon concert given by three accomplished organists: Barb Polomsky, Michael Clark and Ray McDonald. They will perform on the Aeolian Skinner organ located in the balcony at the front of the church, which was installed in 1969 and has over 5000 pipes. The organ is an example of one of the “American Classic Organs” built by Aeolian Skinner. In 2000, the console was rebuilt adding new MIDI technology allowing the instrument to be played remotely from six locations in the church.
Barb Polomsky, the organist at historic Grace Methodist Church, is classically trained and her technique and fluency in multiple styles allows her to fully exploit the musical and emotional textures of the organ.
Michael Clark, a graduate of Peabody Conservatory and Catholic University, recently retired as a professor at FloArts and is known for his fluency on the keyboard. He has taught piano, organ, music theory and sightsinging at community colleges in Tennessee and Florida.
Ray McDonald is the host organist and has been the Director of Music and Organist at Memorial Presbyterian Church for over ten years. He is a valued resource on organ building having spent an apprenticeship with the Flentrop Organ Company in The Netherlands.