'Aha Mele Benefit Concert Series
INFORMATIONAL MEETING WITH EXPERT
On Wednesday evening, October 15, All Saints' welcomed renown organ builder and expert, Manuel Rosales, of Rosales Organ Builders, Inc. in Los Angeles, for an informational gathering to discuss the future of the pipe organ. Morris Wise, who has been actively involved in the rebuilding effort of the organ, was also on hand, and those in attendance included Vestry members and several interested church members.
After examining the organ, Rosales shared his findings and explained the different options available for rebuilding Kauai's only pipe organ. The project involves reusing parts of the current organ (about 20%-30%) and replacing the remaining parts with new and/or refurbished parts. Rebuilding the organ would significantly improve the sound of the organ, offer additional instrument sounds, provide a state-of-the-art technology backbone to the organ, and allow us to reduce the size and footprint of the organ console. The preliminary cost projection for the rebuilt organ is between $150K - $200K and the project would take an estimated 18 months.
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