Fantastic Journey – Inside the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church Organ

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The Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church organ is one of the largest pipe organs in the Augusta, Georgia area. It’s 3,517 pipes enable a highly skilled organist to create a spectacular symphony of sound.

Each pipe is an individual windblown instrument designed, crafted and voiced especially for the church sanctuary by the Schantz Organ Company located in Ohio.

This incredible wind-blown instrument is organized into 60 sets of pipes and includes five digital stops. The ranks of pipes are made from an assortment of materials including zinc, lead, tin and wood.

The four divisions of the instrument contain representative sounds from the four families of organ sounds – principal, flute, string and reed. There are seven ranks of strings including organ stops deliberately out of tune. They are designed to voice an undulating sound. The organ also features a Festival Trumpet and a rare high-pressure French Horn stop.

The Reid Memorial Schantz pipe organ was made possible by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Goodwin and family.

Reid’s organist is Brad Cunningham, an Augusta native. He studied organ with former Reid organist, Dr. John Schaeffer. Brad graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in organ performance under Dr. Peter B. DeWitt. Mr. Cunningham also earned a Master of Divinity degree while attending the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.

He has held leadership positions in the Atlanta chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Also, he has co-chaired a week-long Pipe Organ Encounter for young people in Atlanta and worked with WABE Public Broadcasting celebrating its 50th anniversary in 1998. He brought Public Radio’s Michael Barone to Atlanta to record for the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, PipeDreams.

Brad has worked for Calgary International Organ Competition and Festival in Atlanta and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is currently active in the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of Presbyterian Association of Musicians. In addition to his Reid Memorial organist responsibilities, Mr. Cunningham is often found performing in concerts around Augusta including the annual Westobou Festival. This year’s festival is schedule for October 1-5, 2014 in Augusta.

The Reid Church organ is the centerpiece of the Schaeffer Organ Concert Program. This year’s program includes features Concert Organist-Composer Carol Williams on Thursday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert presentation by Mr. Brad Cunningham begins 7:15 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. John Gerhardt Schaeffer, former Reid organist and Georgia Regents University music professor, was a friend to the Augusta music and arts community. His contributions spanned almost 30 years and his influence continues.

Methodist Church, Ann Gill Memorial, Barbados Palm Sunday #2. April 13 2014

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Street Procession featuring Methodist & Roman Catholic Churches via Fairfield Road, Black Rock, St. Michael, Barbados. Rev. Ezra Barker delivers the sermon assisted by Bro. Stephen St. Hill with duty Stewards Sis. Marcelle Phillips & Heather Forde. Organist is Mr. Michael Steele

Memorial Day at Taos Pueblo, NM 2017

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Memorial Day ceremonies took place Monday May 29, 2017 at Taos Pueblo, New Mexico USA. The Native American tribe honored the many veterans who served in United States military and made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Video shot and edited by Rick Romancito, The Taos News

Sebastian Ramirez Memorial Service (Part 1 of 3)

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Funeral services for Sebastian Ramirez were held on April 20, 2013 at Champion Life Church in Palm Desert, CA. We thank our friends and family for the generous outpouring of love, support and prayers. Special thanks to Sebastian’s pastors Micah and Bethany Cravalho.

Chick-fil-A – Durham Memorial Baptist Church – Kids Rapping

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Lisa Young put together a rap for the kids at Durham Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to advertise a DMBC night at the Chick-fil-A in Mountain Island. They are so talented!!

Vi Egan Candee Memorial Mass October 20, 2011, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church

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In Loving Memory of Vi Egan Candee
October 18, 1924
October 15, 2011
Vi Egan Candee 18 October 1924- 15 October 2011
Vi Egan Candee passed away, on October 15th, 2011 at her home in Campbellsport, Wisconsin with her family at her side. Vi was born October 18, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI. to Dr. William J. Egan and Viola Forster Egan.
She was younger sister to brothers William and James. Vi Egan graduated from Milwaukee Downer Seminary in 1942. She attended Connecticut College, New York University and Parsons School of Design.
On November 26, 1945 she married Richard A. Candee at Holy Rosary Church in Milwaukee. They had nine children: Kenneth, Lomira, WI; Richard Jr.”Nick” (Dr.Linda Brown) Boston MA; William “Bo”, Fond du Lac, WI; Rees (Suzanne Lee Wright) Scottsdale, AZ ; Michael, Kenosha, WI; Mary (Jeff Weigel) San Antonio, TX; Susan, Boulder, CO; Kathleen (Janet Koester) Chilton, WI; Christopher (Sally), Campbellsport, WI.
She has 16 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Vi is further survived by many great friends.
Vi and Richard and their growing family lived in Milwaukee, moving to Florida in the mid 1950s and moving back to Milwaukee a few years later.
The family settled in Campbellsport in the early 1960s. Vi knitted beautiful Norwegian sweaters with each sweater a work of art.
She loved gardening on any terrain. She loved her roses when they cooperated and was patient with them when they did not. She felt the same about her offspring. She was a wonderful cook and the perfect hostess.
She instilled the importance of education in her family. Vi loved tennis, swimming, hunting, good music, literature, and sporting dogs.
She was never without a convertible automobile. She was able to enjoy foreign travel and was fluent in French and was working at mastery of Spanish.
In addition to raising her children she did volunteer work.
She was the comptroller of Bills Sporting Goods, Lomira, from 1969 to 1972. She began managing Bills Sporting Goods full time in 1975, retiring in 1998.
She continued to enjoy life, family and friends always with an open door at her home.
Vi was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and her former husband.
There will be a memorial mass held on Thursday October 20th at 6 PM in St Matthews Catholic Church, Campbellsport. Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate.
Visitation will be Thursday Oct. 20th at the church from 3 to 5:45 PM.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Arthritis Foundation, or the Friends of Kettle Moraine.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at
A Mass of Christian Burial for Vi Egan Candee
October 20, 2011, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
Campbellsport, Wisconsin.
Officiant: Father Neil Zintherfer
Organist: Paul Thelan Solost: Eva Thelan

FAMOUS GRAVE TOUR: 2 Munchkins, 1 Keystone Kop & Others At Greenwood Memorial In San Diego, CA

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Welcome to Famous Grave Tours. Thanks for joining me as I visit the cemeteries, graves, memorials and final resting places of the famous people who have touched our lives. From movie stars to world leaders, from those whose died before their time, to those who lived to be centenarians–they may be gone, but they’re not forgotten.

Today, I’m taking a tour of the Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleums, in San Diego, California, where I’ll share with you such stars as Wizard of Oz Munchkins Johnny and Marie J. Maroldo, silent actor and uncredited Keystone Kop, Walter E. Bystrom, Entrepreneur Sol Price and others. Plus, I’ll visit the memorials to the American Legion, Canada Legion, and the San Diego Fire Department.

Since this cemetery is having a special Father’s Day event, I’d like to wish all fathers, buried and interred here, a happy Fathers Day!

Here is a list of the famous people, buried or interred in the cemetery grounds or one of the Mausoleums, that I was not able to find or visit on my cemetery tour today: Victor Buono, Cory David Rand, and Harold Bell Wright.


Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary
Address: 4300 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 450-1479

Video created by: Steve Stewart
Music by: Youtube Creators royalty and copyright free music
Equipment: iPhone 7 and Canon SX530 HS
Editing: Filmora Wondershare

Disclaimer: My cemetery video tours are made independently and are not endorsed by the cemetery.

Willam J. Clinton: Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Speech

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President William Jefferson Clinton’s Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Address. Delivered 23 April 1995 in Oklahoma City, OK. Complete transcript, and audio mp3 at: