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Casavant (2020)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3338, 1977)

Location:

First Baptist Church (former) / Xaver Varnus Concert Hall
Brooklyn, NS CA
Sanctuary / Concert Hall
Organ ID: 68247

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on May 03, 2021.
  • CBC Newscast Featuring the Organ - Describes Xaver Varnus and his purchase of the old Brooklyn church, along with purchase of the Casavant from Truro.
  • REASSEMBLY OF XAVER VARNUS CASAVANT - SHOWS REASSEMBLY OF XAVER VARNUS CASAVANT ORGAN IN HIS PRIVAT CONCERT HALL IN BROOKLYN NS (ATLANTIC CANADA)
  • A WHITER SHADE OF PALE - "A WHITER SHADE OF PALE" - XAVER VARNUS PLAYS HIS OWN CONCERT HALL'S ORGAN WITH JOHNNY LAKE (GUITAR) - REVEALS FULL DYNAMIC RANGE AND VOICING OF ORGAN
  • Organist Purchases Truro (NS) Organ - News article about Varnus and his purchase of the Casavant from First Baptist, Truro. Article mentions "nearly 3000 pipes" so this could mean that extra pipes were added to the organ.

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