Pasi Opus 29
November 2022 Update
Construction of our new, hand-crafted organ, Pasi Opus 29, continues on schedule. We have raised $845,112 against our $850,000 goal, thanks to the generous donations of dozens of supporters.
The crew at Pasi Organ Builders is now focusing almost solely on pipework; they are beginning the pre-voicing process, which allows them to play with some different sounds while the pipes are still in the shop. Martin Pasi shared everyone at his shop is “having fun” working on this new organ. It’s exciting to imagine what wonderful sounds this instrument will make in our beloved Chapel of St. Gregory the Great!
In December, the MTSM maintenance team will prepare the chambers for the pipes, bellows, wind chests, and other parts of the current Wicks organ to be removed by D. C. Schroth Organ Builders in January. During the winter months, we will use a rental electronic organ to accompany liturgies and other events in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great, until the arrival of Pasi Opus 29 in April or May.
Here is a time line of events surrounding our new organ:
January 2023: Removal of current Wicks organ by D.C. Schroth’s team
April/May 2023: Delivery of Pasi Opus 29 by Pasi Organbuilders
May/June 2023: Installation and Voicing of Pasi Opus 29
October 8, 2023: Blessing of Pasi Opus 29
November 2023: Dedication Concert given by guest organist
It is an exciting time to be making music at MTSM! Below are several photos of the Pasi Opus 29 as it is being created by Martin Pasi and his team.