1923 Casavant pipe organ - Opus 1010
St. Andrew's has been blessed with the sounds of a pipe organ for almost 175 years. While the first organ dates back to the 1850s, the current
3-manual Casavant Organ was commissioned in 1923.
The contract with Casavant-Freres of Quebec was signed in 1923 for a sum of $13,980.00. It was dedicated later that year “in honour of those who served, suffered, or died in the Great War 1914-1918.”
In 1983, the organ received a major overhaul and restoration work. At this time the organ at 56 stopes and over 2500 pipes, (some of which date to the mid 1800s). The total cost of the restoration was $22,000). 1997, another restoration was completed to include solid state action and moveable console.
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of this instrument in 2023, the organ has been undergoing some extensive restoration work. A new lid for the choir bellows was commissioned to replace the blown out one and was completed in 2021. A full cleaning of all the pipes was completed in 2022. In 2023 we are beginning a multi-year project of re-leathering all the divisions, beginning with the swell.
If you are interested in contributing towards the restoration of this great instrument, please contact Devon Hansen, Director of Music.
PEDALS, PIPES, & PIZZA: April 15, 2023
As part of Organ Week 2023, St. Andrew's is happy to present in collaboration with the Chatham Branch of the RCCO:
PEDALS, PIPES, and PIZZA!
Saturday April 15, 2023
This is an opportunity for piano students aged 10-18 with a chance to play a pipe organ, learn about all the different pipes, listen to a performance, as well as build a mini working pipe organ! To top that all off, we even throw in some pizza at the end!
This special event is open to piano students who might have an interest in learning about the pipe organ. There is no cost for this event but
pre-registration is required.
To register, click here to fill out the google form: