Faucher to rebuild 1938 Casavant console

July 19, 2019
1938 four-manual Casavant gallery console
1938 four-manual Casavant gallery console

Faucher Organ Company, Inc., of Biddeford, Maine, has been contracted to rebuild the historic 1938 four-manual Casavant gallery console at the Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Lewiston, Maine.

The console controls the largest church organ in the state (see “Two Casavant Organs, Seventy-Five Years: The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Lewiston, Maine,” May 2014, pp. 22–25).

New solid-state controls and relays will be provided by Virtuoso of Integrated Organ Technologies, Inc., replacing the original electro-pneumatic and mechanical equipment that had become trouble-prone and increasingly difficult to service. The Faucher firm is also releathering the instrument in multiple phases as funds are available.

For information: www.faucherorgan.com.