Joe Vitacco '90 | Our Lady of Refuge Church
In 2006 an effort was undertaken to get the historic pipe organ at Our Lady of Refuge in Brooklyn, New York working after nearly a decade of silence. Inspection of the organ revealed that the first priority was to rebuild the bellows, and by January 2007 the organ was playing again for the first time in ten years.
In spite of being badly in need of a full restoration, the organ impressed both the parish and the local community, many of whom were hearing it for the first time. After six years of fundraising the pipe organ arrived back at the church on June 17, 2013.The work on the pipe organ is scheduled to be completed by mid September 2013. Olivier Latry, the organist from Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, will dedicate the organ on October 18, 2013.