Preserving a Traditional Baseball Experience: White Sox Announce New Ballpark Organist

PRESS RELEASE – The Chicago White Sox introduced Lori Moreland as the team’s new organist. Moreland succeeds Nancy Faust as the White Sox organist at U.S. Cellular Field after an intensive audition process held at U.S. Cellular Field in late 2010.

“Over the past decade, the in-game experience has evolved with the use of digital scoreboards, video boards, at-bat music, etc.,” said White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing Brooks Boyer. “But we have worked hard over the years at retaining and incorporating the traditional elements of a baseball game, organ music in particular, at U.S. Cellular Field. Nancy was a legendary organist, and she did a tremendous job of being a part of the new, evolving ballpark experience. Now, we feel Lori is the perfect fit to carry on that mission.”

Moreland, who has played the organ since the age of seven, is a lifelong Sox fan who respects and understands the place of the organist in baseball tradition.

“It is a dream come true,” said Moreland. “Being the White Sox organist, specifically stepping into the shoes of a great musician and a wonderful woman, I simply hope to maintain the many great traditions Nancy started, and create some of my own for White Sox fans to enjoy at the ballpark.”

Currently, Moreland is the organist at Our Lady of Knock Roman Catholic Church in south suburban Calumet City (Ill.). Her first day as White Sox organist will be the team’s home opener on Thursday, April 7 at 1:10 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay.

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