HELP PRESERVE OUR ORGAN
The historic Möller organ has been a part of worship at Queen of Angels for more than 70 years. It has faithfully provided music for countless weddings, funerals, confirmations and liturgical celebrations at the church. Queen of Angels also supports the arts in the Lincoln Square neighborhood with frequent concerts and recitals and the organ is often a part of these events.
To keep this musical treasure alive, the time has come to replace the original leather in the Swell chests. After 70 years, this leather, which allows the chests to expand and contract as air is supplied to the pipes, is no longer in pristine condition. Replacing this leather will insure the organ will continue to speak at Queen of Angels for the next 70 years.
This is not a cosmetic upgrade. This work is necessary to keep the organ from losing the ability to create specific notes. Several notes are already “missing” and we don’t want to further compromise the integrity of the musical instrument.
Our goal is $40,000 to do everything to maintain the organ. To date, we are about 25 percent of the way towards our goal. This amount was collected in a short period of time so we are confident we can raise the additional monies with your help and the help of the entire faith community. There are so many causes that require financial assistance and support. When deciding where your charitable dollars go, please consider a lasting treasure like the Möller organ.