Society for the Encouragement of the Arts
SeARTS Lecture series
September 18th at the West End Theater, 7 o’clock,
Just a few years ago, thirty men and women working in a Gloucester workshop designed, built and installed the first American-made pipe organ in any European cathedral, ever. They spent more than 48,000 hours constructing the 40-ton instrument, including its 6,654 handmade pipes, and another 12,000 hours installing the organ in Lausanne, Switzerland, where each pipe was meticulously adjusted to the acoustics of the cathedral.
Greg Bover of C. B. Fisk, Inc. will present a slide lecture that tells the story of how C. B. Fisk, Inc. took root in Gloucester, grew to its present size, and built more than 80 pipe organs across the country, and now, around the world. Find out why C. B. Fisk was chosen to build the Lausanne organ, how it got built, how it was shipped, and where the company is going now.
“Best lecture of the year”, American Guild of Organists, Utica, NY