Lunchtime Live with Celia Weiss-Kimball Organ Concert

  • Tel: (574) 293-4469
  • Presented By: The Lerner Theatre
  • Dates: 8/28/2024, 12/18/2024
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: FREE


We are pleased to welcome an Elkhart favorite, Celia Weiss, back on The Lerner’s 1924 Kimball Organ in this free community series. Please join us for three free organ concerts live from The Lerner Theatre stage.

Celia Weiss is one of few musical artists who hold the enviable record of having served as a soloist on two different musical instruments. A pianist and organist well known to local audiences, the artist has appeared on numerous occasions with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the IUSB Philharmonic, the Manchester University Symphony Orchestra, and in recitals throughout the area.

The 1924 Kimball pipe organ located in Elkhart, Indiana’s Lerner Theatre is one of only three Kimball pipe organs currently installed in its original location. The organ was restored following the 2011 renovation of the theatre which opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1924. After the restoration, a crew of nearly 20 from Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organs of Columbus, Ohio, spent three weeks hoisting equipment and filling the two pipe chambers with more than 1,000 pipes. The project absorbed nearly 10,000 man-hours for the crew over a year.