First Centenary United Methodist Church is hosting a concert featuring the Chattanooga Symphonic Orchestra, Dr. Walker Breland and David Patton on Thursday, January 16th at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Early arrival is encouraged.
From a media release:
First-Centenary United Methodist Church is hosting an Organ Celebration Concert on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Organists Dr. Walker Breland (retired UTC professor of music and Organist Emeritus at First-Centenary) and David Patton (current First-Centenary organist) will be performing.
The Schantz organ at First-Centenary was upgraded and enlarged with work beginning in 1999. A new console (3 manual keyboard) was installed, followed by a campaign to raise funds to add 18 additional ranks of pipes to the existing instrument (currently 60 ranks). This concert is a celebration of the work which started15 years ago to expand and enhance this marvelous instrument.
The concert includes Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens (theme used in the movie "Babe the Pig"). David Patton will be the soloist with The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Jacob Harrison.