Today’s grand open house for two new C. B. Fisk pipe organs was a joyful event, crowded with well-wishers, fans, friends, and musicians. Opus 148 will be installed at Christ Church, Cincinnati, and Opus 150 at Benjamin Franklin’s Christ Church in Philadelphia.
Listen to the music!
What a treat to hear Opus 148 played by Nami and violinist Harold Byers.
Morgan Faulds Pike and David Pike, C. B. Fisk Senior Vice President and Tonal Director
Nami Hamada, organist and organ builder, and Harold Byers, former violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chair of the Music Committee at Christ Church.
Greg Bover speaking about Opus 148
Thibaut Lenfant and Rick Isaacs
Sarah Tuvim helped restore the exterior case of Opus 150
Morgan’s brother, Tom Faulds, and friend Carole Crowther
Scale model of Opus 148. Morgan Faulds Pike, sculptress of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, carved the oak angels and panels for Opus 148. See more here.
Angels for Opus 148
Opus 150 and scale model
How exciting to share that the new C. B. Fisk Opus 148 organ will be available to view at the Fisk open house on May 13th. The organ is being installed at my mother- and father-in-law’s church, Christ Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was so exciting to be at the first meting with my in-laws and Greg Bover. Our daughter Liv has performed at the cathedral and my sister-in-law Amy was married there. I am so looking forward to seeing and hearing it on our next visit to Ohio!
If you have never been to a Fisk open house you are missing a truly exceptional Gloucester experience. The instruments are stunning up close and the artistry and workmanship exquisite.
The first photo is of the scale model of the Cincinnati organ, Opus 148, which has 2 manuals and 22 stops. The second photo is of Opus 150, with 3 manuals and 49 stops and that is headed to Christ Church in Philadelphia. Both organ models are scaled at 1:16 and both will be at the open house.
Aren’t the scale models beautiful and fascinating? I love looking at them nearly as much the real thing.
Celebrate with us
Join us in Gloucester to celebrate the creation of two new pipe organs.
See and hear Opus 148 and 150 standing together in our workshop.Saturday, May 13
2 pm – 6 pmC.B. Fisk, Inc.
21 Kondelin Rd.
Gloucester, MA 01930
www.cbfisk.comLight fare & refreshments served
Greg Bover, Vice President for Operations, towards the center, back with his arms folded.