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Patrons of the Organ

June 28th, 2014

Speaking of England, here’s an idea that was recently shared on Twitter.  I think it’s a great idea, and one I would like to see implemented in many of our churches. At the Liverpool Cathedral, they have a core group of people called the “Patrons of the Organ.”  Such a group would be committed to […]

Shana Norton, from Austin, TX recently made a comment on Twitter that deserves repeating. She and my wife were having a Twitter conversation about the organ in England. Ms. Norton writes, “We visit England often. I find the sacred art, architecture & music to be a compelling invitation to spirituality.”

  According to Mark Twain, “a man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” Back in 2006, host Mike Rowe included pipe organ builder in his popular tv program, “Dirty Jobs.” Standing tall for over a century in the gallery of St. Joseph Catholic Church in […]

    Hey!  We made the paper! On the front page of its Tuesday, June 17 edition, The Shelbyville News featured an article by Paul Gable about the St. Joseph organ project.  There’s a great picture of LeRoy Martin, one of the volunteers who was instrumental in the parish project to remove the old instrument.  […]

  “UNBELIEVABLE!” “I had no idea”   “How many pipes are there?”   Whenever we introduce church members to their pipe organ, these are the inevitable exclamations.  Most of them have seen the console of the organ, with its keyboards, pedalboard, stops, and buttons, and they believe that these parts constitute “the organ.”  Most have […]

A Thought for Today

June 20th, 2014

Organ playing is the manifestation of a will filled with the vision of eternity. – Charles Marie Widor

I think I froze for a second or two, and then it hit me! The miracle we had prayed for JUST HAPPENED!!

Just a Chuckle…

June 17th, 2014
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