Edenton Street United Methodist Church - Sanctuary (Site #8) - 7:00 & 9:00
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Enjoy Josh Dumbleton's organ concert entitled “Carols by Candlelight."
A native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mr. Josh Dumbleton serves as Associate Director of Music/Organist at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he serves in conjunction with the Minister of Music, overseeing the church’s extensive music ministry program and has the privilege of presiding over the 97-rank Létourneau Pipe Organ (2007). In addition to service playing responsibilities, Mr. Dumbleton directs one of three children’s choirs, one of three handbell ensembles, and oversees the churches instrumental ensemble. In 2011, Mr. Dumbleton was pleased to release a new recording of Marcel Duprè's "The Stations of the Cross." It was recorded on Edenton Street United Mehodist Church's 97-rank Lètourneau Pipe Organ.
Sanctuary Organ: About the Letourneau Opus #112
Edenton Street’s sanctuary organ -- installed in 2007 -- was designed and built by Orgues Letourneau Limitee, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. It replaces the M. P. Moller Opus 9054, a 48-rank instrument that was installed when the sanctuary was rebuilt in 1957. The Moller organ was enlarged to 60 ranks in 1972. The Edenton Street United Methodist Church sanctuary organ greatly enhances the clarity of our church’s spiritual vision. As one of the largest organs Letourneau has built to date, the organ, designated Opus #112 by its builder, ranks as the largest pipe organ in eastern North Carolina and one the largest in the southeastern United States. Exceptional in size, design and physical beauty, the 97-rank Letourneau organ has 5,447 pipes, 101 independent stops and five divisions.