CHICAGO (WBBM) — A new woman is behind the organ console at U.S. Cellular Field.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, organist Nancy Faust said goodbye after 40 years last season. She started back at old Comiskey Park in 1969.
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Now taking her place is Lori Moreland, 52.
“I am looking forward to meeting the fans; to being part of that experience – the excitement of a season,” Moreland said.
Moreland studied classical organ at the American Conservatory, and plays at her church.
But she says she’s ready to take on some new material, and of course, some traditional favorites, including “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” and “Take Me out to the Ballgame.”
“Those are the ones that I made sure that I really had down pat,” Moreland said. “I could probably do those forward, backward, in my sleep.”
Moreland beat out dozens of candidates. She will make her debut on the Hammond organ at the home opener at U.S. Cellular Field on April 7.