MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - A major premiere! The media are invited to a presentation about the restoration work, as well as an exclusive tour of the Beckerath organ of the Basilica of the Saint Joseph's Oratory.
|WHEN?||Tuesday, October 2, 2012|
|| 10:00 a.m. - Briefing
Father Claude Grou, CSC, rector of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal and Mr. Denis Juget, company president of Juget-Sinclair and director of restoration.
|| 10:15 a.m. - Visit inside of the organ, along with the expert restorer.
10: 45 a.m. - Refreshments
|| Basilica of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
3800 Queen Mary Road, Montréal
|VISUALS:||Media can film or take pictures of the inside and outside of the Beckerath organ. For a preview of the complexity of the restoration work carried out during the past year, we invite you to view this video in French: http://www.saint-joseph.org/#beckerath|
The magnificent instrument of the Basilica of the Oratory is one of the most prestigious organs in the world. It consists of 78 stops, 118 ranks and a total of 5811 pipes distributed over 5 mechanical action keyboards and pedalboard! This is the greatest achievement of the famous German organ builder Rudolf von Beckerath; built in Hamburg (Germany) from 1958 to 1959, it was installed at the Oratory in 1960.
Two concerts will mark the inauguration of the restored Beckerath organ, Sunday October 7 and 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Thank you for confirming your attendance no later than Monday, October 1.
SOURCE: Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
For further information:
Communications and Publications Department
Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
514 733-8211 ext. 2711 / 514 264-1764 (cell phone)
[email protected] / @Dan_Decelles