Parishioners raise funds to recondition rare pipe organ in Cutchoque church

Posted: Updated:

Parishioners and officials at Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church in Cutchoque are raising funds for repairs needed to restore the church's historic Kilgen pipe organ to its original sound.

The Kilgen pipe organ at Our Lady of Ostrabrama has been played at every weekly Sunday service for over 80 years.

Time, as well as wear and tear, have taken a toll on the historic instrument.

The church says the pipe organ needs to be repaired in order to preserve its sound.

Nearly 800 pipes need cleaning and the leather valves need to be replaced. Without the reconditioning work, the church says the organ will eventually break down altogether.

Officials from Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church say they needs to raise $300,000 to cover the cost of reconditioning the organ.

They hope to have the repairs done in time for the church's 100th anniversary celebration next September.

For more information visit:
Our Lady of Ostrabrama Roman Catholic Church
Church website

 

 

 

 

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."