Sun, Jun 25|
Let Music Sound - Organ Demonstration
“Let Music Sound!” a free demonstration of the Thacher Hall organ to launch the fundraising campaign to restore the orignal Tracker organ
Time & Location
Jun 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thacher Hall, 266 MA-6A, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675, USA
About the event
Join us for this FREE event to launch the fundraising campaign to restore the historic Tracker Organ!
Dr. Mark Lawlor, nationally known organist and choir director at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Barnstable, will play and demonstrate Thacher Hall’s 1870s “tracker” pipe organ, which will be undergoing restoration this year.
The historic organ is the heart of the American Gothic church building, now Thacher Hall, on the Yarmouth Port Common. The organ was built in 1875 by William Horatio Clarke and has not been refurbished since 1960. To restore its original, gorgeous sound the Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is raising $225,000 for restoration work. The organ is scheduled to be removed by the Andover Organ Co. later this year and then returned to Thacher Hall in about six months.
The musical event, Let Music Sound, on Sunday, June 25 at 4 pm is free and open to the public. Dr. Lawlor’s presentation is engaging and fascinating, even for organ novices. This is a great opportunity to see the Thacher Hall frescos, stained glass and hear the organ.
Donations may be made online at www.thacherhall.org/support