Covington's own identical twin organ playing duo Becky Ramsey and Alice Walker will play a three organ concert with renowned organist Dan Miller at 3 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Covington.
Miller of Portland, Ore., has been playing organ for almost 45 years and has released more than a dozen albums.
"I was so fascinated by the organ," Miller said, "that I learned to play as soon as my legs were long enough that my feet reached the peddles."
He played his first organ concert at the age of 15 - the same year he became his church's organist.
Miller works as product manager for Rodgers Instruments in Oregon.
"As such, I design these organs, but also participate in the celebrations of dedications of the organs," Miller said.
Rodgers designs pipe and digital organs as well as instruments combining the two.
Last week Miller played in Montreal, Quebec and next week he will play in Wichita, Kan. and Phoenix, Ariz.
This is his first visit to Covington, although he has played in the area before.
"This concert is for music loving people," Miller said, "so it features everything from Bach to 'Phantom of the Opera' to the 'Entertainer' to patriotic music."
The approximately 70-minute program features "Toccata and Fugue in d minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, "Amazing Grace," "Stars and Stripes Forever" as well as a piece he specifically arranged for one of his daughter's weddings.
Tickets to the event sponsored by the Patrick Family Foundation of the Arts Association in Newton County can be purchased at the door. They are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students.
Chapel music of Lithonia supplied, installed and voiced the two Rodger Trillium Masterpiece organs for today's concert.
Miller's albums can be purchased at www.danmillermusic.com.