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Gala Fundraiser Concert to benefit the restoration of two pipe organs.

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 7:30pm
The Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts

30 Brimmer Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Mark Dwyer will take five hymns requests from The Hymnal 1982 for a donation of $200 per hymn and sung by all of those in attendance. Winning requests will receive a CD of their requested work, whether you are able to attend the concert or not.

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Boston, MA)

1875 E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings organ
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The largest and grandest organ ever built by E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings (their Opus 801), this instrument is without question one of the great cathedral organs of the world, and one of the most important surviving organs from the Romantic period. Leo Abbott, Cathedral Music Director since 1986, oversees the ongoing restoration by the Andover Organ Company. The funds from this recital will be put toward needed repairs to the Great windchest.
Our Lady of Refuge Church (Brooklyn, NY)

1934 Kilgen Organ
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Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. is scheduled to re-install the organ in the summer of 2013. The parish just needs to raise another $44,000 to have all needed funds. They have raised $184,000 to date.

Several of the finest organists in the Boston Area will play this concert with all proceeds being split between the two organizations.

Harvard University's Carson Cooman has composed Boston Fantasia which he will premiere.

The Recitalists:
Leo Abbott
Carson Cooman
Mark Dwyer
Harry Lyn Huff
Rosalind Mohnsen
Mark Edward Nelson
Lois Regestein
Lee Ridgway
Brandon Santini


Email us. Your questions will be promptly replied to. Please do not call the Church of the Advent with questions.
Important Details

Advance ticket to the recital $18 bought online. $30 at the church door.
Post concert reception & recital ticket $38 bought online. $70 at the church door.

Tickets will not be mailed; your name will be on a list at the door as having paid.

Please note: the Historic Organ Foundation is using Our Lady of Refuge's PayPal Account. The recital and reception funds will be equally divided between Holy Cross Cathedral's in Boston & Our Lady of Refuge in Brooklyn.

Our Lady of Refuge is a 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization.

The objective is to reach human immortality—that is, to create things which are necessary to mankind, necessary to the purpose of the existence of mankind, and which have become the fruit that drives the creation of a higher state of mankind than ever existed before."


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Re: Gala Fundraiser Concert to benefit the restoration of two pipe organs.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 10:28:34 AM »
Isn't the Church of the Advent the famous Anglo-Catholic church?  If I can find it, I've got a copy of a 'hymn' written about the church which goes to the tune 'Aurelia' - it's almost the Anglo-Catholic national anthem  :)


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