Magazine article The Tracker

New Orleans Ohs Chapter

Magazine article The Tracker

New Orleans Ohs Chapter

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in march, carol britt played a dedicatory recital at St. John's Episcopal Church in Thibodaux on the 1893 Farrand & Votey recently rebuilt by Roy Redman. On June 8, Robert Zanca played a recital on one of the three organs built in New Orleans by Art Schoenberger. This was on the 1977 instrument in the Church of St. Rita of Cascia.

An interesting article on "House Organs in New Orleans" by Travers Koerner discusses the II/20 Aeolian, Op. 1412, for Samuel Zemurray installed at his St. Charles Ave. home in 1918 (the house later became the residence of the president of Tulane University) and the organ is presently in storage in Roy Redman's shop in Fort Worth, Tex.

William Ratcliffe Irby's 1926 II/ii Aeolian (Op. 1583) is extant, but unplayable, in the house, now owned by the Historic New Orleans Collection. Irby was an executive of the American Tobacco Company, one of New Orleans' first preservationists, and Tulane University's most generous benefactor. …

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