Michigan State University of East Lansing, Michigan, has signed an agreement with Orgues Létourneau of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada for a new pipe organ. A two-manual design of 36 ranks, the specification reflects the many roles the instrument will fill in the university’s Alumni Chapel for teaching, practice, recitals, and choral accompaniment; the organ will also enhance the approximately 160 weddings that take place in the chapel annually. Project completion is expected before May 2020.
The Létourneau team began 2019 by dismantling an 1872 Louis Mitchell organ at the Church of St-Roch-de-Richelieu and transporting it to the builder’s workshops for restoration. Among other details, replicas of the missing Gr-Orgue 8′ Trompette and 4′ Clairon stops will be made and reinstated in their original positions.
For information: http://letourneauorgans.com.