OUR NEW ORGAN: JUGET-SINCLAIR, OPUS 51
On October 31, 2017, longtime parishioner Dr. Martin Nash had a surprise for Father Matt when they sat down for a meeting. The retired pediatric nephrologist said he wanted to make a donation for a new organ. The donation covered all costs related to buying and installing the instrument — from removing its predecessor and re-wiring the space, to tuning what will be the fifth organ in the church’s 175-year history. The instrument is named in honor of Jack Hennigan (see photo on right), Martin’s long-time partner, who served as the church’s organist and choirmaster for 16 years through 1990. It was installed in 2019, Blessed by Bishop Andrew St John on December 8, 2019, and on February 15, 2020 Daniel Roth played the the dedicatory recital and concert.
Made in Montreal
The new organ builder, Juget-Sinclair, is based in Montreal. Those curious about the company can explore its website: http://www.juget-sinclair.com. The company’s three partners and eight employees work on one organ at a time. Most of the work, from pipes to the organ case, is done in-house; exceptions are the blowers and electronics, which are outsourced.
Photos of the installation of the Jack Hennigan Memorial Organ, Juget-Sinclair, Opus 51:
Thanks to Martin Nash!
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