An introduction to our Organ Sermon from the service on October 13 – Apparition of the Eternal Church by Olivier Messiaen – written by Richard Spears: Christians are people of the word. But we are also people of song. There are times when music has a unique message of its own that comes to us in […]
Join us for Organ Month in October! We will celebrate the recent cleaning, tonal revisions and refurbishment by Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders as well as the 20th Anniversary of its installation by Buzard Pipe Organ Builders. THE ORGAN IS A POWERFUL AND VITAL PARTNER ON OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY Each Sunday we will explore the many […]
We are pleased to introduce the addition of a special instrument to our new Commons. When construction began last year, discussions of the use of this new space and potential musical instruments to support its programming included the idea of installing a small pipe organ. Goals of having such a unique instrument in the Commons include, […]
Since the end of April, most of our 3865 organ pipes have been in the factory for cleaning and repairs. They are ready to be returned to the organ chambers, tuned and voiced (adjusted for balance within each rank of pipes, balance among ranks of pipes, etc.), which will take a majority of the month of […]
3:00 PM @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Our annual organ walk will include St. David’s Episcopal Church, New Church and, for the first time in many years, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Since GCC’s organ has been removed for cleaning, we will not be included in the walk, though our organist, Gary Wendt, will play a […]
GCC’s sanctuary organ, Buzard, Opus 21, is being dismantled for cleaning. The chambers will be silent for a couple of months, then will be back in better shape than ever.
A group from GCC visited Berghaus Organ Company in Bellwood, IL during an open house they hosted on March 23. We were treated to demonstrations of how pipe organs are built and saw pipes from our own Buzard, Opus 21 on the workbenches as they begin their cleaning process. Berghaus Organ Company was awarded the […]