Organist Peter Sykes Dedication Recital of Newly Restored Hook & Hastings Organ

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 25 Monmouth St Brookline MA 02446  See map

Enjoy the richness of bold and imaginative organ music and the fulfillment of shared dreams? 

Church of Our Savior invites one and all to join us at 4pm on Sunday February 10 at 25 Monmouth Street to hear international celebrity organist, Peter Sykes, play a dedication recital on our newly restored 1887 Hook and Hastings Tracker Organ Opus 1366.

A compelling and moving recital held in our church followed by a bountiful post-recital reception in our Lawrence Room is planned.  The recital will feature a smorgasbord of works that highlight the beauty of organ music master composers such as Felix Mendelsohn, James Woodman, Edward Elgar, Louis Verne, and J.S. Bach.  The concert is dedicated to one of our most cherished congregants, Mr. Peter Shaw, for his incredible gift of this marvelous, richly voiced organ to Church of Our Savior. We had longed hoped for an organ this spectacular, but never thought it possible. 

The organ, a Hook and Hastings organ, Op. 1366 of 1887, was built here in Boston and is more or less unchanged since its construction.  It is startlingly similar to the original organ installed in our parish, Hook and Hastings Op. 485, given by Mrs. Sarah E. Lawrence in 1869. 

The organ has previously been at only one church, Felicity Methodist in New Orleans.  During Hurricane Katrina, a large section of the roof was lost and the church and organ sustained substantial damage.  The organ was purchased by Mr. Shaw and completely restored by Redman Organ Works of Ft. Worth, TX. 

Please join us to celebrate that shared dreams, held in faith, really do come true.


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