RON CARTER Organ Concert @ Kirk Church Sat. Nov. 9, 2 pm


Holiday Concert with music for Thanksgiving and Christmas, to include a very funny Laurel and Hardy 1929 silent comedy with them as door to door Christmas tree salesmen!! The name of the silent short (20 minutes) is BIG BUSINESS. Also, Tom Hoehn and Ron will have several piano and organ duets as part of the program. And a few other surprises!! All in all a great afternoon of popular theatre organ music on the Kirk's Mighty Allen Theatre Organ.

Ron Carter is a sought after theatre organ concert and silent film accompanist playing in theaters throughout the southeast. He is the theatre organ consultant for Allen Organ Studios of Atlanta, the house organist for both the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta Ga, and the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, Ga. He has been a member of the Strand Theatre Board of Trustees since its inception 14 years ago having served as Board Secretary for 13 of those years. He is past Chairman of the Board for Marietta's Pops Orchestra, Symphony on the Square. Ron is also the former President of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society and a recipient of its 2009 Life Time Achievement Award, the American Theatre Organ Society‚Äôs 2009 Honorary Member award, and was recognized by the Cobb County Ga. Cultural Arts Board as Cobb's 2010 Outstanding Instrumentalist. Ron has served five churches in a part time capacity as organist/Choir Director for over 40 years and is currently part of a team of organists who play for worship services at Marietta First Baptist Church. He is a retired Commander of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after serving 38 years in public law enforcement. Ron and his lovely wife of 50 years, Donna, live in Marietta, Georgia and have one son, John, daughter-in-law Julie and two precious grand children, Abby and Jake!

Ron Carter Strand Console Photo