Ongoing Restorations and Maintenance
The Great Cathedral Pipe Organs
We are very proud of our recently refurbished and enhanced pipe organs. The Cathedral of Saint Paul possesses two historic pipe organs considered American classics. Over the past few years, all the original pipes were removed, cleaned and refurbished.
On the night of the historic Inaugural Organ Concert, October 24, 2013, we completed fundraising for the $3.4 million organ restoration. We drew support from more than 800 individual donors for which we are most grateful. Now we are committed to keeping our Great Cathedral Pipe Organs tuned and well-maintained for decades to come. Please consider a donation to our Organ Endowment.
Even though the exterior restoration work has been completed, the Cathedral parish still needs substantial funds to retire the remaining debt that funded completion of the project. As the Cathedral turned the corner on the new millennium, the decision was made to borrow to complete the needed work, even as fundraising efforts were continuing. All those involved in this once-in-100-years project feared that any delay in completing the necessary repairs would result in further damage from the elements to the Cathedral’s structural integrity, risk of loss of irreplaceable and priceless works of sacred art in the interior, and ongoing safety concerns throughout the building.