New York’s PIX11 News report on the Erben Organ

With thousands of visitors yearly, the 1868 Henry Erben Organ continues to attract and fascinate. The need to raise funds for its monumental restoration is urgent now. Pix11 News’s Narmeen Choudhury reports:

Excerpt:
“The Henry Erben organ is housed at Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, which first opened its doors in 1815 and is considered the oldest cathedral in New York City. The organ has cracks in some of its wind chests, tears in its original leather and countless mechanical issues and if it doesn’t receive some much needed attention soon, the cathedral could lose its beautiful, melodious sound.

Jared Lamenzo, the church’s organist and director of music, is on a mission to save the majestic piece of history.

“This is a perfect time to renovate this instrument,” Lamenzo said.The Henry Erben organ is housed at Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral, which first opened its doors in 1815 and is considered the oldest cathedral in New York City. The organ has cracks in some of its wind chests, tears in its original leather and countless mechanical issues and if it doesn’t receive some much needed attention soon, the cathedral could lose its beautiful, melodious sound.

Jared Lamenzo, the church’s organist and director of music, is on a mission to save the majestic piece of history.

“This is a perfect time to renovate this instrument,” Lamenzo said.”

See the full article here: https://pix11.com/2018/07/16/150-year-old-organ-at-st-patricks-old-cathedral-needs-nearly-2m-in-repairs/

Join Friends of the Erben Organ’s Honorary Chair, Martin Scorsese, to donate to the FREO organ fund now!

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