ATLANTA, GA – November 3rd, 2018, will go down as a historic day in the New York archives of Steinway & Sons as the brilliant sounds of a new Steinway Model B greeted the faithful who flocked to a grand piano dedication concert for the Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Dr. Patrice E. Turner, Director of Worship and Arts, and several guest musicians performed at the 2,200 seat Horizon Sanctuary, located across the street from the church that has a rich history dating to 1886. The Ebenezer Steinway was chosen after a month-long competitive audition tied to the Horizon Project, a series of sanctuary updates initiated by Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock and church trustees. The project commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who served as co-pastor from 1960 to the time of his untimely death in 1968.
Tom Olsen, Institutional/Education Specialist at Steinway Piano Galleries Atlanta, worked closely with Jason Rome, Audio Engineer, and Dr. David Oliver, organist at Ebenezer and Morehouse College, in the selection process.