Christ Church Cathedral

Centennial Chapel Project

 

Our First Groundbreaking

Join us on Tuesday, March 29, at 1 pm, as we break ground for the first of our three Third Century Vision projects — the renovation of Centennial Chapel. This project is designed to maintain the beauty of the chapel, while improving accessibility and functionality. The renovation will include the installation of a new organ, an enhanced space for choir rehearsal, and the construction of a public outdoor garden space. (Read more about the project below.)

 

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the top of Centennial Drive and will be led by Bishop Thomas Breidenthal and Dean Gail Greenwell. With them will be members of the Third Century Visions renovations committee, the architect, the contractor, and other professional staff.

 

Join us, if not in person, then in prayer that our communal hands will be guided in creating the vision we believe God holds for us.

 

About the Organ: C.B. Fisk, Opus 148

In August of 2014, thanks to a generous anonymous donation, Christ Church Cathedral commissioned C. B. Fisk, Inc. to design, build, and install a new organ for Centennial Chapel as part of the chapel renovation project. The 2-manual, 22-stop mechanical-action instrument, inspired by historic Italian organ-building principles, will complement the chapel’s intimate neo-Gothic style with warm, gentle voicing.

 

See the organ’s specifications.

 

Read articles about the organ:

The Genesis of Opus 148

“The Monster Never Breathes”

Unique Times Three

 

Watch videos of Opus 148.

 

See photos of Opus 148.

 

Hear recordings of Opus 148.

 

About the Builder

C.B. Fisk, Inc. is one of the most respected builders in the world, with installations in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, and twenty-nine of the United States. The outstanding quality of the company’s work is matched by creative imagination and a fascination with historic organs from many national traditions. The builders’ organs range from some of the largest cathedral and concert-hall installations to small practice instruments.

 

More information about C.B. Fisk, Inc. and their organ installations. Visit their Facebook page.

 

Learn about the building of an organ in To Hear the Music, a documentary about founder Charles Fisk.

 

UPDATES

Worship During Renovations

Follow Our Centennial Chapel Working Calender