By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Double the sound
Twin organists perform Sunday
Placeholder Image

There will be twice the tickling of the ivories Sunday, as Covington will get a chance to listen to two organs at one concert.

Twins Becky Ramsey and Alice Walker will perform a concert at First United Methodist Church of Covington Sunday, doing something they have done almost their whole lives — playing music together.

The identical twins began piano lessons at the age of 5, and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees from Agnes Scott College, where they studied with Dr. Raymond J. Martin, specializing in organ. Following college, the two pursued careers in church music, while appearing in concerts extensively as duo-pianists and duo-organists. The two have also done postgraduate studies at Valparaiso University and at Columbia Theological Seminary.

Among their performances are with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. Recent concerts include appearances at Emory University, West Georgia College, Reinhardt College, Agnes Scott College, Berry College, Kennesaw State University and Chatauqua at Defuniak Springs, Florida.

They are touring artists for the Georgia Council for the Arts and performers for the Southern Arts Federation, and are the first set of twins to complete the requirements for both the colleague and the Associate certifications from the American Guild of Organists.

Both have served as Atlanta Chapter American Guild of Organists officers and recitalists.

In addition, both twins are certified as Lay Speakers and Lay Witnesses at the Conference level for the United Methodist Church. They play annually as duo pianists for the Salem Meeting. Workshop training includes study with Tom Trenny, Dr. Marilyn Keiser, Dr. Gerre Hancock, Marty Haugen, Dr. Alec Wyton, Diane Bish, Wilma Jensen, Sarah Martin, Herb Buffington, and Dr. Tim Wissler.

Both twins reside with their husbands in Covington, where Becky is Organist at First United Methodist Church, and Alice is Organist at Covington First Presbyterian Church. Both direct choirs at their churches.