Here is a picture of our new choir organ which has been installed in the left transept. This smaller organ will serve as a transition until the installation of the new organ in the choir loft begins in the Fall. In early July, the choir will move downstairs and begin using this temporary organ.
This choir organ is a beautiful instrument, built in Germany in 1975, and was originally installed at the Carmelite Convent in Carmel, California. Our Director of Sacred Music, Dr. Steven Ball, made the long drive to California to retrieve it. He was able to use his organ building skills to assemble the instrument. The organ functions based on a direct mechanical linkage from the key to the pressurized airbox or 'wind chest' that all of the pipes are connected to.
Details on how you can help, such as sponsorship opportunities, are forthcoming. Pease keep our organ project and our sacred music program in your prayers, and also help us spread the word about this very important project.
St. Joseph, ora pro nobis!
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