The Wonderful World of Organs

Many careers, vocations, and hobbyists have professional organizations that bring together members to discuss and promote their shared interests. In the music world, educators, performers, and therapists join builders and repair persons to improve aspects in our different fields. The local American Guild of Organists chapter supports organ, instrumental and choir music, as well as offers student scholarships for lessons. The American Theater Organ Society maintain the expansive Wurlitzer organ at the Denver Paramount, and the digital theater organs at the Lakewood Cultural Center and Holiday Hills Ballroom. The AGO and ATOS offer year-round concerts and educational opportunities for all ages.

Recently, Holy Comforter was a featured stop during the American Institute of Organbuilders convention. Participants viewed our Hook Organ from all angles, took pictures, and heard marvelous selections from Organist John Murgel.

The Organ Historical Society puts focus not only on pipe organs and their builders, but the historical spaces they occupy. A large online database has been created by the OHS, and search fields can be narrowed to cities, states, church and builder names. Our own Holy Comforter page has been updated in this database, with assistance from Jim Steinborn and Tim Seibert. You can view our new Hook organ page here:

 https://pipeorgandatabase.org/OrganDetails.php?OrganID=56622

Many musical events are happening here in our Holy Comforter community!

See Mary or Ben for more details, and bring a friend!

Ben Ehrlich, Organist