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Pedals, Pipes & Peals 2020
June 21 @ 4:00 PM
This year’s annual summer music experience for kids in grades 1-8 is free for all and will be live-streamed throughout the summer. Watch this page for schedule updates.
In this class, we will explore the different colors of the pipe organ on the bench, talk about how organs are built, and have an exclusive look inside the magnificent 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ, the size of a NYC town house! Basilica organist and music director Jared Lamenzo will introduce a piano student to the pipe organ in real-time, from the organ loft of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Little Italy.
Pedals, Pipes & Peals 2019 camper Alyssa Cheatham on her summer music experience listening to the 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Soho, NYC. In the background is the Orgelkids USA working pipe organ that the children build during camp. This tracker organ works on the same principle as the historic Erben organ, with mechanical connection between keys and pipes, and hand-pumped bellows.