Juget-Sinclair of Montreal, Canada, completed its Opus 48 in April for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary near Denton, Nebraska. The three-manual, 42-stop organ is inspired by the French Symphonic style, including a Trompette en chamade, 8′ Flute harmonique, a domed 8′ Clarinette, and a 32′ Bourdon. The organ was dedicated in recital by Stephen Tharp on September 19.
Juget-Sinclair has also been restoring the organ at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montreal, built in 1961 by Rudolf von Beckerath. This landmark instrument first became famous through Bernard Lagacé’s recordings of the complete organ works of Bach. The organ also serves as the first round instrument for the Canadian International Organ Competition. The restored organ will be re-inaugurated November 16, with a recital featuring Réal Gauthier (titular organist), Vincent Boucher, Yves-G. Préfontaine, and Antoine Leduc.
A new instrument has been commissioned for Christ Church, Pelham, New York, containing 35 stops over two manuals and pedal with detached console. This organ will feature carbon fiber trackers and console wires to reduce the amount of mass in the action. Tonally, the instrument will be more eclectic than Opus 48 with a quarter-sawn white oak case that reflects the architecture of the church. Delivery is scheduled for November 2019.
For information: www.juget-sinclair.com.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, Nebraska, Juget-Sinclair Opus 48