FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Custom-Designed Organ Unveiled at Loyola’s Madonna Della Strada Chapel
Renowned Organist Tom Trenney Headlines Dedication Ceremony
Loyola University Chicago will unveil its newly installed and custom-designed organ in the historic Madonna della Strada Chapel at a special dedication ceremony. Open to the public, and with free admission, the ceremony will feature renowned organist Tom Trenney, the first organist to win both the First Prize and Audience Prize in the American Guild of Organists’ National Competition in 1996.
The organ (pictured right), which stands more than 23 feet tall, weighs an estimated 23,000 pounds, and contains over 3,848 pipes, was built by Goulding & Wood of Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to its arrival on campus, the organ was constructed in Goulding & Wood’s workshop, where each hand-crafted piece was assembled and tested. The organ was then delivered to Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus and installed this past September.
Organist and Director of Music Ministries
First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Michigan
Friday, October 24, 2008
Madonna della Strada Chapel
6451 N. Winthrop Avenue, Chicago IL, 60626
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
Completing the four-year renovation of the iconic Madonna della Strada Chapel, the organ has become a beautiful focal point within the redesigned chapel. The organ will rejuvenate the liturgical experience at the chapel, showcase the integral relationship between music and liturgy, and serve the artistic community of Loyola and the greater Chicago area.