The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, Illinois, will present a recital rededicating its 1902 Lyon & Healy organ, nearing completion of restoration by City Organ Works, LLC, under the leadership of David Rhodes. The recital by Frederick Hohman will take place September 16, 3:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows was founded in 1874 and built its present church of Renaissance architecture seating 1,200 between 1890 and 1902. In March of 1902, Clarence Eddy of Chicago played the dedicatory recital on Lyon & Healy Opus 90 (factory number 1342), a four-manual, 57-rank organ, the largest extant instrument of this Chicago builder. The Organ Historical Society presented the organ with its Historic Organ Citation in 2002, during a convention recital honoring the organ’s centennial.
For information: www.ols-chicago.org.