1860 E. & G.G. Hook, Opus 288
Summer Recital Series
St. John's Church, Bangor, ME
St. John’s Catholic Church, Bangor, ME, presents the 22nd Summer Recital Series on Maine’s largest 19th-Century tracker-action pipe organ, The 2014 series features outstanding organ music performed by artists from Europe, Asia, and North America.
July 24: Rudolf Innig, Bielefeld, Germany
July 31: Naomi Shiga and Jonathan Wohlers, Tacoma, Washington
August 7: Robert and Nancy Ludwig, Bangor, Maine
August 14: Reiko Okamoto, Yokosuka, Japan
August 21: Jacques Boucher with Sophie Poulin de Courval, saxophone, Montreal, Canada
August 28: Kevin Birch with Anatole Wieck, violin, Bangor, Maine
These hour-long recitals are on Thursday evenings at 7:30. St. John’s Church is located at 207 York Street in Bangor. Free admission. For more information, contact Kevin Birch, Director of Music, at (207) 942-6941.
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.
J. Reilly Lewis Organ Recital
Sun., Oct 12, at 4:00 PM
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
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.