Organist Olivier Latry dedicated the newly restored pipe organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn New York. He is one of the four titulaires des grands orgue of Notre-Dame, Paris. He is Professor of organ in the Academy of Paris. In addition to teaching he is one of the most active concert organist in the world. He has played in over forty countries across five continents.
When Mr. Latry comes to New York City he normally plays in big famous and important venues; Alice Tully Hall, Saint John the Divine or Saint Ignatius Loyola. It is unusual for such a world renown organist to play a recital so far outside the center of Manhattan and in an ordinary parish church.
After six years of fund raising the Our Lady of Refuge Parish contracted the organ builders A.R. Schopp's Sons and Quimby Pipe Organs to beautifully restore this organ. The results are better then anyone expected - it is one of the best pipe organs in Brooklyn. Given the years of work, only one of the best organists in the world could rededicate this instrument - so Olivier Latry was asked.
With the help of many local blogs in the Ditmas Park Area we sold out the tickets to the organ recital 2 weeks in advance and this is one of the works for organ Mr. Latry played to a very appreciative audience.
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