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Pipe Dream: Rededication Concert to Aid Organ Repair

  • Some views of the extensive network of pipes that are part of Fayetteville’s St. Paul Lutheran Church’s pipe organ. Photos by Jeff Wick
    Some views of the extensive network of pipes that are part of Fayetteville’s St. Paul Lutheran Church’s pipe organ. Photos by Jeff Wick
  • Pipe Dream: Rededication Concert to Aid Organ Repair
    Pipe Dream: Rededication Concert to Aid Organ Repair
  • Pastor Marcia Kifer listens to Sharon (Pflughaupt) Fritsch play the pipe organ Monday morning. Behind Fritsch is a room filled with all the organ’s piping.
    Pastor Marcia Kifer listens to Sharon (Pflughaupt) Fritsch play the pipe organ Monday morning. Behind Fritsch is a room filled with all the organ’s piping.
  • This stained glass window near the pipe organ in Fayetteville, donated by the Pflughaupt family, shows Saint Cecelia (the patron saint of music) playing a pipe organ.
    This stained glass window near the pipe organ in Fayetteville, donated by the Pflughaupt family, shows Saint Cecelia (the patron saint of music) playing a pipe organ.
  • This program is from the original dedication of the pipe organ at the church back in 1975. Forty-five years later, church members are trying to restore the organ to its original glory.
    This program is from the original dedication of the pipe organ at the church back in 1975. Forty-five years later, church members are trying to restore the organ to its original glory.
  • A celebratory banner at the Fayetteville church.
    A celebratory banner at the Fayetteville church.
Forty-five years ago, dozens of people got together and donated money for a grand pipe organ for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. The organ was designed and built by Joseph Arch Park Jr. and dedicated on Oct, 26, 1975. The chamber that houses the organ’s massive pipes was built by Kermit Heinsohn. Betty Pflughaupt Guthmann was the church’s first organist on the new instrument - at 14…

 

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