PipeChat Digest #5461 - Sunday, July 17, 2005
 
POE..Re: Bronx Cheer??
  by "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org>
Re: Pipe Organ Ad
  by <Seedlac@aol.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Ad
  by <RUXTONCAR@aol.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Ad
  by <RUXTONCAR@aol.com>
Re: Pipe Organ Ad/Correction
  by <RUXTONCAR@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: POE..Re: Bronx Cheer?? From: "jch" <opus1100@catoe.org> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 08:54:55 -0500   Please pardon my faux pais. In trying to be clever I unfortunately chose an inappropriate term....the cheer was actually the kind heard when you team scores a touch down. The POE students truly loved the guest faculty members and all the responses were very positive. The sound of the organ and the roar of the crowd.   Bernadette...I know Kip and Mark as we are all of us from Illinois. I see Mark frequently at CATOE theatre organ programs and socials. Sadly Mark had to go home early Wednesday to play for his grandfather's funeral and had to miss the last days of the POE. Kip dedicated his recital piece to his absent friend Mark. In my next posting I want to talk about the = student recital on Saturday. It was awesome and I heard more than one of the = audience say seeing and "hearing there youing people gives us hope for the future of the pipe organ. Right now I have to unpack and take care of laundry from the trip. More on Nashville later.   regards,   Jon    
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Ad From: <Seedlac@aol.com> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 16:47:48 EDT   The pipe organ in question is not owned by Mr. Storey, but a real estate developer who owns the church where the organ is housed. The developer has = been very concerned about keeping the instrument and has even offered to = provide a loan for anyone interested in having the instrument restored. Now that = more than a year has passed, with no takers, his building project must move on and = the organ must go. Steve Baltimore  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Ad From: <RUXTONCAR@aol.com> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 18:45:42 EDT   I am familiar with the organ and situation. The organ, long dormant and somewhat damaged, was rescued by Mr. Storey and Hilbus OHS members from a = church being converted to condos in Washington DC. Although I cannot be certain = there may have been conditions agreed upon with the developer (as in the case of =   another DC organ rescue) that permits that party to gift the fine organ to = an appropriate party and thus secure a substantial tax deduction. Otherwise = it would have gone with the demolition company. Secondly the costs of removal = and storage - gratis so far, must be recovered. Thirdly the organ WILL undergo = a quality professional restoration - it was/is a fine Johnson organ = originally built for a church in Charleston West VA, all documented.   I think that the dumpster analogy is "poetic".   If someone has the room, this organ would be a fine one. Yes it will cost = a lot to restore - but far less than a comparable new organ. It is not a = suitable project for bargain hunters though.   Carl Schwartz  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Ad From: <RUXTONCAR@aol.com> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 18:49:51 EDT   Oops I thought that the organ has been removed....that from Hilbus = folks...   Carl  
(back) Subject: Re: Pipe Organ Ad/Correction From: <RUXTONCAR@aol.com> Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2005 18:53:21 EDT   With apologies, Steve Bartley indicates that the organ is still in place = and I had been told that it was rescued already from the person who initated = the business. Steve would have the more accurate story (no pun intended). = Buy it!   Carl Schwartz