is of the highest importance in the celebration of the divine mysteries,
and in the Latin Church among musical instruments the organ has always
held a place of honor. Whether as an accompaniment for singing or
as a solo instrument, this instrument adds splendor to sacred celebrations,
offers praise to God, fosters a sense of prayer in the faithful, and
raises their spirits to God. (Taken from the Book of Blessings)
As part of the rental agreement with Church Organs
of Colorado, for Bishop Tafoya's 25th Anniversary, the Cathedral was
given the opportunity to temporarily borrow a three-manual Rodgers
Trillium Masterpiece 968 Organ. Our parishioners and many people from
throughout the Diocese have had a chance during that time of rental
to assess the instrument's sound in our beautiful Cathedral.
now have the opportunity to purchase this fine instrument because
the organ company is making it available to us at a discount price-since
it was used for the Aspen Music Festival and Bishop Tafoya's Anniversary
Celebration. Our existing 1984 Conn electronic organ is no longer
functioning reliably, and practically speaking, needs to be replaced.
As an added benefit, the new organ can be interfaced with the existing
Kilgen Pipe Organ so that both can be played separately or together.
The Cathedral Organ Committee has considered the feasibility of purchasing
the organ and the fundraising needed. Of the price of $98,000 needed,
to date we have received $40,401.00 in gracious gifts from our generous
parishioners to go toward the purchase of the organ. Our hope was
that we could raise most of the monies through the parish and then
look to the entire Diocese for help. We are now asking for your assistance,
no matter the amount to acquire this fine instrument for the Mother
Church of the Diocese.
gift will contribute to the legacy of our beautiful Cathedral for
years to come. Your investment will further enhance the beautiful
and solemn liturgies here at the Cathedral. The Cathedral's Concert
Series will also benefit from the organ's versatility.
can be made as follows:
purpose of music in the liturgy is above all to give glory to God
and to lead us to holiness. The music of this organ wonderfully expresses
the new song that Scripture tells us to sing to the Lord.
the Risen Lord, whose praises are sung by the saints, open our hearts
in thanks to God for the favors showered upon us.
Very Rev. Leonard E. Racki, Interim Rector
Most Reverend Arthur N. Tafoya, Pastor
Cathedral Organ Committee
Fundraising Events for the Organ Project
Night" at Rosarios
Time and Date to be determined