Join MTSM For Pasi Opus 29 Organ Blessing and Dedication on October 810.06.23
A dream many years in the making will become a reality on Sunday (October 8) when Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) blesses and dedicates its new pipe organ, Pasi Opus 29, in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. The once-in-a-lifetime event, with the Archbishop of Cincinnati The Most Reverent Dennis M. Schnurr presiding, will begin at 7 p.m. and the event is open to the public.
The evening will feature Dr. Michael Unger, Associate Professor of Keyboard (Organ and Harpsichord) at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as Guest Organist, along with Solemn Vespers and Choral Concert, featuring the Athenaeum Chorale, Mount St. Mary’s Latin Schola and Athenaeum Chorale Chamber Orchestra.
Many years of planning, fundraising, consulting, the eventual building and construction of the organ, done by Pasi Organ Builders in Roy, Washington, and shipping out to Cincinnati and the Seminary in July followed by three months of putting the organ in its new home have led to Sunday evening.
“Something that interested me in working with MTSM was the acoustics of the Chapel, and the beauty of the room,” organ builder Martin Pasi said. “I was able to envision myself designing something that fit naturally without clashing with the architecture. What I have heard so far, people seem to think the organ feels like it is at home.
Sunday evening’s event is the first performance of the MTSM Sacred Music Institute’s 2023-24 Music & Liturgy schedule. For more about upcoming events, click here.