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Christmas Lessons & Carols
St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo
Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 PM
The St. Joseph Cathedral Choir will present a service of Christmas Lessons & Carols on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7:30pm under the direction of Organist-Choir Director Tim Socha. Music  by Bach, Eccard,  Karg-Elert,  Lauridson, Culloton, Chilocott and others. The Cathedral Choir will be joined by the Royalton Ringers and Diane Dick, Solo Handbells. Free-will offering. The Cathedral is located at 50 Franklin Street, downtown Buffalo, between Church & Swan Streets. Call 854-5855 for more information.
Nantucket Hutchings Organ
Reinstalled and Playing
On May 11,  the rebuilt and enlarged Hutchings-Votey organ returned to St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Nantucket. Following the Sunday service, 40+ parishioners unloaded all the parts into the church in less than an hour!  Matthew Bellocchio, Ryan Bartosiewicz and Andy Hagberg erected the instrument during the next two weeks. Robert Newton, Don Glover and Ryan Bartosiewicz did the tonal finishing in the following weeks. The project was completed in time for the dedication of the new, handicapped accessible entrance wing on Sunday, June 29. Click here to see the church's newsletter article with pictures of the organ's unloading and installation.
Opus R-205B
Reinstallation Video
Last summer (2013) we restored the 1895 (II/9) Hutchings organ at First Parish Church of Stow and Acton in Stow, MA. A church member made a stop-action video of Jonathan Ross and Andrew Hagberg reinstalling the pipework. Click here to see the video.
Nantucket Hutchings Organ
Removal Pictures
In October 2013 we removed the 1902 Hutchings-Votey organ, Opus 1473, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Nantucket, MA for rebuilding. This rebuilding was part of a major church renovation project which included the construction a new handicapped accessible entrance wing. A church member photographed the organ's removal and produced an illustrated article for the church's newsletter. Click here to read the article.
Two Large Organs For Sale
Two large, very fine two-manual organs are now for sale: an 1859 E. & G. G. Hook, Opus 244, with 25 stops (30 ranks); and an 1874 Johnson & Son, Opus 440, with 23 stops (28 ranks).  Both instruments date from the golden age of their respective builders.  Further details are available in our Organs For Sale section.


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