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St. Paul’s Chapel celebrates the installation of pipe organ

St. Paul’s Chapel celebrates the installation of pipe organ

WNYC reports on the pipe organ new to St. Paul’s Chapel. Follow the link for the audio.

St. Paul’s Chapel survived 9/11 despite being literally across the street from the World Trade Center. It famously became a staging area for first responders, as well as an improvised and moving memorial site.  Now, tourists flock to “the little chapel that stood,” which is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan.

All this week through Saturday, the chapel is marking the occasion with concerts of various sorts….

St. Paul’s Chapel has a growing congregation of its own — one motivation for a musical instrument for the space.

Check these out.

A brief video introduction to the organ.

Organ recital by Peter Sykes, Boston University, The Juilliard School

Organ recital by Katelyn Emerson, The Church of the Advent, Boston

Organ Duet Recital: Duo Majoya, Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger

 

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