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Patrons of the Organ

June 28th, 2014

Liverpool Cathedral Organ

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 helping raise money for the building, maintenance, and promotion of the organ, including special events such as organ concerts, hymn-sings, and so forth.  These folks could also help plan and implement these events, possibly helping as ushers, or preparing receptions after programs.  Also, if an artist comes in from out of town, a Patron of the Organ might meet him or her at the airport, and help with transportation.

We have spoken with many churches that want either a new pipe organ, or a serious renovation project on their old instrument.  Having a group of patrons is a perfect place to start!  If you have any ideas, or if your church has such a program, please share your experiences or ideas with us by replying to this post.

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