Pasi Opus 29 Organ Arrives at MTSM, Installation Process Begins07.14.23
Wednesday was an exciting day at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) as, following years of planning and the help of countless donors and supporters of the Sacred Music Institute (SMI), MTSM’s new Pasi Opus 29 organ arrived from Roy, Washington and was moved into the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. Master organ builder Martin Pasi and his team have begun the two-week process of installing the organ. Following that, Pasi will stick around to do the voicing process and prepare the organ for its first uses and events in the coming month.
Pasi and his five-person team were assisted in unloading the semi-truck by MTSM faculty and staff, donors and musicians and chorale members from the Sacred Music Institute in unloading the truck. The process helped Pasi and his crew cut over half the time they had previously estimated it would take to unload the truck, with the truck completely unloaded in around three hours.
“What made Wednesday’s turnout extra special, was that so many of the people who assisted in the move-in process will be people who are directly impacted by Pasi Opus 29 once the installation and voicing process is completed,” MTSM Director of Music Mary Catherine Levri said.
Following the move-in, those who assisted in the process got the opportunity to meet with Pasi and his crew over refreshments.
More photos from yesterday’s move-in can be viewed below. More photos and videos from the installation and voicing process will be posted on MTSM’s Pasi Opus 29 landing page, here, and on MTSM’s Facebook and Instagram social media channels.