St. Mark’s is known for excellence in music. The Adult choir is led by Mr. Jerome Wells, our Organist and Choir Master for all primary and special services during the year.
Aeolian-Skinner Organ Opus 1391
“It is very moving to hear such a magnificent work of organ building, and one that has been as lovingly cared for, as the organ in St. Mark’s Church, Beaumont, Texas. “ – Charles Callahan organist and author of the Aeolian- Skinner Legacy
Dating from 1962, the St. Mark’s organ is one of the finest extant examples of this era of the Boston based Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company’s output. Joseph Silver Whiteford (1921-1978) President was responsible for the overall tonal design and the renowned Roy Perry (1906-1978) of Kilgore, Texas did the tonal finishing. It is a milestone instrument in a unique series of collaborations between these two gentlemen. It was installed by Nora and Jimmie Williams.
The addition of 61 pipes was made in 2005 in keeping with the original design.
The St. Mark’s Organ has been featured on NPR as well as other broadcasts.
A CD was made in 2005 in conjunction with the Vermont Organ Academy and was sold internationally. Copies of the CD The Aeolian-Skinner Legacy are available in The Abbey Gift Shop.