Pipe Organ

Felgemaker Pipe Organ 1910

Felgemaker Pipe Organ 1910

Short History

*Msgr Westhues renovated the organ in his time as pastor

*Fr. Reidy considered renovation in 1990 for 59,5000

*In 2000 David Nace, Ken Pesek, Helen Howard and Jim Moore began to consider options

*Committee expanded in 2001 to include Yvonne Bussmann, Greg MacLean, George Johnson, Peggy Kubicek, Judy Rippee.

*In 2001 made two trips to Omaha area to listen to pipe organ built and installed by Casavant.

*Yvonne Bussmann  hosted a fund raiser at her home in June of 2002 which was attended by Bishop Leibreicht

*Signed a contract with Casavant in the fall of 2002

*St. Agnes  Hosted a Winter Concert to benefit the organ project in January of 2003

* Casavant  Organ opus #3841 arrived St. Agnes January 2005

* New Organ dedicated on March 6, 2005

*Dedication Concert, April 17, 2005

1910 Felgemaker vs. 2005 Casavant

1910 Organ

purchased: 1910

cost: $3000

Company: A.B.Felgemaker and Co.

Place: Erie, PA

ranks: 11

# of pipes: unknown

2005 Organ

purchased: 2005

cost: $350,000

Company: Casavant Freres

Place: St. Hyscinthe, Quebec, Canada

ranks: 23

# of pipes: 1333