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PipeSounds hosts 'A Tribute to Veterans'

May. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

At 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Scott Gregory Hayes will perform on the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., in Hurricane.

The program will be "A Tribute to Veterans" including a variety of music such as the "Washington Post March" by John Philip Sousa, variations on the "Star Spangled Banner," early American hymn tunes and more.

Hayes is the organist-choirmaster at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, in Granville, Ohio, and the Tonal Director of the Muller Pipe Organ Company in Croton, Ohio. At St. Luke's he oversees a dynamic intergenerational music ministry of four choirs and a seasonal concert series. At Muller Pipe Organ Company, Hayes is responsible for the tonal design and voicing of all pipe organs manufactured by the company.

He is the son of Rev. Greg Hayes, district superintendent of the Western District of the West Virginia Conference and the grandson of the late Rev. Herman Hayes. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley and studied organ at Ohio Wesleyan and Cedarville universities under Robert Griffith and Phyllis Warner. Hayes recently completed a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Todd Wilson.

This is the last concert in the 2012-2013 PipeSounds series.

In appreciation of veterans and all those serving this great country of the United States of America, and music lovers who support the Hurricane community concerts, this event will have free admission.

For more information, go online at www.pipesounds.org.

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