“The pipe organ is a tangible statement of the School’s collective faith, one that underscores music’s unique power to reach us in ways that words cannot,” said Andrew Forrest, Létourneau’s Artistic Director.
Throughout the summer of 2014, crews worked to renovate the St. Mark’s Chapel in preparation for its new instrument, installing new HVAC systems, lighting, electrical work, and audio/visual systems. In September 2014, thousands of individually-packaged pieces were delivered from Létourneau’s workshop in Canada and laid out on the chapel floor like a giant puzzle. Over two months, the French Canadian crew assembled the organ in the choir loft piece by piece. Once assembled, another month of tuning and voicing occurred. Now, after years of planning and decades of dreaming, the new Roosevelt Family Pipe Organ will accompany St. Mark’s into the next century.