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Cathedral organ restoration nearing completion

By admin in Media on 09/14/2017

The Cathedral’s $3.5 million organ restoration project is nearing completion.

The two pipe organs, which are located in the sanctuary and in the rear gallery (the choir loft), were restored by Quimby Pipe Organs of Warrensburg, Mo. The E. M. Skinner Organ Company built the sanctuary organ in 1927, and the Æolian-Skinner Organ Company added the Gallery organ in 1963.

The restoration project — which began last September with the dismantling and shipping of the organs —  included complete tonal refurbishing of both organs.

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Cathedral of St. Paul reinstalls pipe organs

By admin in Media on 09/14/2017

Quimby Pipe Organ workers are installing two fully restored historic pipe organs in the Cathedral of St. Paul’s sanctuary and choir gallery. The two organs total seventy-one ranks, eighty stops and contain 4,560 pipes.

The installation of the E.M. Skinner and AEolian-Skinner organs, which were first installed in 1927, will be repositioned behind the main alter inside the cathedral and will take nearly three months to complete. The first sounding of the organ will be at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 30th at 8 p.m.

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St. Paul Cathedral gala aims to re-create fundraising history

St. Paul Cathedral gala aims to re-create fundraising history

By admin in Media on 09/08/2017

As the first walls of the Cathedral of St. Paul began to form more than 100 years ago, church leaders envisioned a grand building that would define St. Paul. But money dried up before they could put on a dome.

On Sept. 19, 1912, more than 40 civic leaders — of all faiths — sat for lunch at the St. Paul Hotel. By the end of the meal, the state’s biggest movers and shakers decided to pay for the dome themselves, said Eric Hansen, who wrote the biography of the Cathedral of St. Paul.

On Friday, Sept. 28, the Cathedral Heritage Foundation will gather at the same hotel to celebrate the historic landmark, and to raise money for its upkeep. The foundation owes more than $6 million for its renovation, said cathedral rector, the Rev. John Ubel.

At Friday’s gala, they hope to recapture the civic fortitude that built the church.

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