LOCAL ORGAN CRAWL by Jerry Taylor
No Special Requirements
We will visit local pipe organs and reed organs learning about the history of the organ and playing pieces to showcase its possibilities. We will be visiting the sites listed below and maybe a few other side trips.
1. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Andrews, NC (first pipe organ west of Asheville
2. Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Clarkesville, GA (oldest working pipe organ in Georgia)
3. The Casavant pipe organ at Piedmont College, Demorest, GA
4. St. Agnes Episcopal Church pipe organ, Franklin, NC
Jerry Taylor is a native of Towns County, having lived in the shadow of Brasstown Bald all his life. He graduated from Towns County High School and YHC. He holds degrees from UGA, North Georgia College and University and Lincoln Memorial University. Jerry is retired after 32 years as a teacher at Towns County High School. He is a member of the Historical Society and is Towns County’s official historian. His home, known as the “The Organ Loft,” features his collection of antique reed organs.