We are quickly approaching the installation of our new organ, Pasi Opus 29. Pasi Organ Builders will begin construction of the instrument in 2021, and it will be installed in the fall of 2022. This is the 29th instrument built by Pasi Builders and the first organ crafted by them in the Cincinnati region.
The new organ will increase the excellence of sacred music for the Cincinnati community at large. Most importantly, it will play an integral role in the education of those in priestly formation at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology, who will one day be in charge of overseeing church music programs themselves. Offering our seminarians such a wonderful instrument for their daily worship and music education will have long-lasting effects as they journey out into local parish communities.
We have made significant progress in our fundraising efforts, securing nearly 50% of the total cost of the organ. We continue to seek out generous donors and are looking forward to Pasi Opus 29 being a magnificent centerpiece to our Sacred Music Institute.
Pasi Organ Builders
Pasi Organ Builders is located south of Seattle in Roy, Washington. Compared to mid-tier organ building companies, which mass produce and sell dozens of organs per year, the Pasi shop has built approximately one custom-designed organ per year since its opening in 1990. The organ for the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great will be the 29th organ hand-crafted by Martin Pasi and his team. Previous Pasi organs have ranged in size from a 3-stop continuo organ to a large 4-manual, 76-stop organ at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. Opus 29, specifically designed for the musical needs of MTSM, will have two manuals and 28 stops, a perfect fit for the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great.