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VIVID Colors: Experience the Colorful Voice of the Unique E.M. Skinner Organ & Costumes from Elements Theatre Company on display
Friday, May 3rd, 2-4pm
Church of the Transfiguration
Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA
Begin your experience in The Church of the Transfiguration as the Arts Empowering Life organists explain and demonstrate the remarkable qualities of the restored and expanded E.M. Skinner organ which is comprised of 18 separate instruments, and when finished will include 150 ranks and over 12,500 pipes. The voicing, movement and expression of this remarkable instrument will be a prelude to the nearby exhibit of costumes from performances of Elements Theatre Company that will be on display at their newly renovated rehearsal building.
Join us for an exciting, multifaceted experience of creativity, color and sound!
About the Organ:
Restored by Nelson Barden & Associates of Boston, MA, the organ is a restoration and expansion of components of eighteen different E.M. Skinner organs, and is singularly unique with its surround-sound configuration. Recent expansions of the organ allow for new sounds and colors to be heard—including a 32-foot bombarde organ stop—giving it the ability to “speak” a multitude of musical languages in prayer and praise to God. Learn more about the building project
“The E.M. Skinner organ at the Church of the Transfiguration is a masterpiece of balance of harmonics, voicing, scale and color that is just overwhelmingly breathtaking.”
—Organ Historical Society
About the Costumes:
The custom-made exquisite costumes crafted for Elements Theatre Company have been recognized for their “intricate and authentic-looking costumes” (Cape Chronicle), “beautifully designed, with careful attention paid to every stitch.” (Cape Cod Times) The seamstresses and designers for Elements Theatre Company have amassed extensive knowledge in costume design and construction. Their various backgrounds include experience and training from places such as London’s Royal Opera House, the Parson Design School in New York, and from Paris’ famous Louise Feuillère, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. These volunteers give their talents and hundreds of hours to fabricate the stunning costumes that grace each production.
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