Manz Organ Sale
In November 2004, LSTC’s Augustana Chapel became the home of the first Bigelow organ in the Chicagoland area. Named in honor of the late and legendary Professor Emeriti Paul Manz and his wife Ruth, for nearly two decades, the Ruth & Paul Manz Organ has served as an instrument of praise for the LSTC community.
Now, as we enter Phase 4 of our campus relocation plan, nearing the close of the sale of our campus and soon to announce our new relocation site in Hyde Park, we must also begin the search for a new home for our beloved organ.
If you know of an individual or faith community interested in purchasing the organ, will you share this webpage? Because time is of the essence, potential buyers must make their final offer by January 15, 2023. For questions related to the organ sale, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject line “Manz Organ Sale”.
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HISTORICAL DATES AND FACTS
March 23, 2004
Onsite inspection by Bigelow & Company Organ Builders
April 22, 2004
Organ Builders Report on Preparations for the new organ
May 22, 2004
Open house for Opus 31 by the organ builders at their shop in American Fork, Utah
June 16-July 30, 2004
Organ Installed at LSTC and is partially playable
August 17-August 27, 2004
Mike Bigelow and David Chamberlain complete the final voicing of the organ. The organ is completed, and the organ keys are turned over to LSTC
October 7, 2004
The organ is officially completed
November 4-7, 2004
Dedication of the Ruth & Paul Manz Organ
PAUL MANZ ORGAN RECITAL SERIES
The Paul Manz organ recital series are usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month from September through May from 12:15-12:45. Contact email@example.com for more information.