Please join us on Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm for the blessing and dedication of St. John’s classic Casavant organ. Following the blessing and dedication, a 30-minute recital will highlight the organ’s capabilities and the two new stops. (A stop is a particular set of pipes within the organ’s larger scope. Stops are used by the organist to produce particular sounds, such as trombone, trumpet, strings, reeds, flutes, etc.) St. John's classic instrument, designed in the mid-1920’s, was rescued, restored, and installed a decade ago. Intriguingly, the organ’s original design was never completed because the space that the organ occupied at a noted Chicago south side church could not accommodate two important stops. The missing stops have now been built and installed, completing the organ’s design and potential.
The organ will be dedicated in honor of a leadership donor who is a champion of sacred music at St. John Cantius’ Church. The many donors who have supported the organ project and St. John’s sacred music program through time will also be remembered. The blessing, dedication, and brief recital offer an opportunity for you and your friends to enjoy sacred music performed on one of Chicagoland’s finest instruments. We look forward to welcoming you for this singular event. Don’t miss it!