Monday, July 14, 2008

Casavant Frères delivers Opus 3868 

My cousin, Jeff, is Chair of the Music Department, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska. In June his school just completed its organ-building project with the help of Casavant Frères. We hope to see the completed Opus 3868 this fall.

Fresh off the truck

It took a semi-truck to deliver Concordia's newest musical instrument Tuesday morning. The organ, constructed by Casavant Frères in Quebec, was unloaded into the recently renovated recital hall in the Music Center on Concordia's campus. Three men from Casavant Frères made the 1,400 mile trip along with the organ, switching from French to English as they worked with their Nebraskan counterparts to make sure the last 100 feet of the delivery went as smoothly as the long drive from Canada.

"We are very excited to have the instrument arrive. This is a big day," said Dr. Jeffrey Blersch, chair of the Department of Music and university organist. "There are some pieces I recognize as they come off the truck, and I am really looking forward to see what the organ looks like in our facility."

Specifications for the Organ


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