Completed in late 2014, the Létourneau organ at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas was heavily damaged last October when a tornado ripped through the neighborhood of North Dallas. In addition to significant destruction elsewhere on campus, the tornado tore off parts of the chapel’s roof, and much of the 61-rank instrument was soaked in the process.
An agreement has been signed between the school and Orgues Létourneau for Opus 127’s complete restoration, with the organ to be removed this summer for transportation to the company’s workshops in St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. Several of the windchests and most of the wind system will be replaced as part of the refurbishment, as will the oak casework and the three-manual console. Most of the wooden pipes will be replaced, including the swollen 32′ Bourdon rank, while the metal pipes will be restored. Reinstallation is planned for the summer of 2021.
The organ was featured on the cover of the May 2015 issue of The Diapason.
For information: letourneauorgans.com.
Other organ projects of interest:
New Buzard organ for St. George Episcopal, Nashvillehttps://www.thediapason.com/news/buzard-opus-48-saint-georges-episcopal-nashville