The St. Marcus pipe organ has a rich history, dating back to our first church building in 1881.
The vision for the organ's restoration was to replace the console, whose combination action had long ago ceased being reliable, rebuild the “Great” chests, extend the scale of the manual and pedal pipe ranks, and add additional new pipe ranks. This master restoration plan is to restore the best elements of the current instrument, replace what couldn’t be fixed, and expand the capabilities of sound and operation.
Thanks to generous funding from the Richard and Lydia Gamm Estate, a substantial portion of the full restoration and expansion project was gifted to jump start the organ restoration plan in November, 2015.
In addition to the Gamm gift, $150,000 was needed to complete the full restoration. To-date, $80,000 remains to finish the final phase of the restoration project. Funding will allow it to continue producing music for generations to come.
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