pipe-organ-recordings.com Lead the effort to restore the pipe organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Brooklyn, NY. The restoration of this pipe organ likely might be considered a miracle, it should not have happened, the effort should have failed, but it did not! It took 6 years to raise the money to hire two of the finest organ building firms in the United States to restore the instrument. The employees at A.R. Schopp's Sons and Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. spent hundreds of hours renewing thousands of parts of this 80 year pipe organ that was mute for years.
The truly amazing fact is, this parish is not financially wealthy today. The money came in through over 1000 donations from people who never had set foot in that church, or in Brooklyn, or in New York. This video is for them, to show them, that their money when to a good cause and WE did it!
On October 18, 2013 this Bishop of Brooklyn blessed the pipe organ and then one of the greatest organists in the world Olivier Latry played a recital before a sold out church. When was the last time you heard of an organ recital selling out?
This video was filmed by De Sales Media Group, Audio by Christoph Frommen, this video was edited and produced by Joe Vitacco of Pipe Organ Recordings pipe-organ-recordings.com.
For tons of great information and more recordings and videos and ton of photos of this organ restoration and for opportunities to hear this pipe organ live click here: olrbrooklyn.org/organ-recitals-in-new-york-city/
A.R. Schopp's Sons, Inc: arschopp.com
Quimby Pipe Organs: quimbypipeorgans.com