Nave Organ Project Members
Julie Kline, Junior Warden, Committee Chair
Gail Greenwell, Dean
Robert Beiring, Director of Boar’s Head
Stephan Casurella, Director of Music
Clark Handy, Vestry
Kathy Mank, Vestry
Mark Reed, Director of Facilities
Matthew Shad, Buildings and Grounds Committee Chair
David Thompson, Buildings and Grounds Committee
Michael Unger, Music Committee
Ralph Richards, Richards, Fowkes & Co., organ builder
Threshold Acoustics, LLC., Acoustician
HGC Construction, General Contractor
Tony Ravagnani, Architect
Schaefer, Inc., Structural Engineer
A REVIEW OF THE NAVE ORGAN PROJECT
These are exciting times at Christ Church Cathedral! Early in 2018, after the Holtkamp organ had been removed by the capable technicians of Muller Pipe Organ Co. for rebuilding and installation at a church in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, we began preparations for our new organ. With delivery of Richards, Fowkes & Co. Opus 24 projected for spring of 2019, we need to complete room modifications by February 1, 2019, so that the dust (literally!) has time to settle.
In the coming months, we will see:
As we make these preparations, we are taking the opportunity to improve other aspects of the worship space to increase versatility and clarify the spoken word. These improvements include:
These improvements can be seen in beautiful renderings created by the architects.
Thanks to the thoughtful planning of our contractors, we are worshiping in the nave every Sunday throughout the renovation! Just as in a home remodel project, however, the nave and areas around it will not always look as tidy as we prefer. See our regular updates on construction progress, including information on areas of the cathedral closed due to construction, in the side bar to the left.
We are grateful for your prayers and patience as we undertake this adventure, anticipating a glorious new organ in a beautiful worship space that will allow us to make an even more joyful noise to the Lord!
Julie Kline, Chairperson
Nave Organ Committee