The church in which the pipe organ
is located was built around 1500AD as a Latin church on the site of a small church destroyed in 59AD by an earthquake.
Camilo Alia, moderator of the shrine's team of pastors, it is necessary to restore Argao's pipe organ
because it is an enduring symbol of Cebu's culture, history and heritage.
Electric pipe organs
should not be confused with organs that have no pipes, and which produce sound by electronic means using speakers.
The Harrison pipe organ
was originally installed in 1869 and moved to its present position in the specially built organ chamber in 1905.
A sculpture of a boy on his rocking horse, a working pipe organ
, a giant Battenberg cake and a blue cockerel are on the Plinth shortlist
The Rev John Routh, priest at Holy Trinity, said he was pleased with the parish's choice, working out much cheaper than a replacement pipe organ
which would have cost between pounds 200,000 and pounds 300,000.
Regine Chassagne scampered from instrument to instrument, turning her sparkly pink-gloved hands to drums, keyboards, pipe organ
and hurdy gurdy, while her impossibly-tall husband Win Butler played guitar and sang his impassioned vocals after begging the crowd to party, telling them: "This isn't f***ing Sunday school.
A violin, trombone and drum joined the pipe organ
for music before the show and between the acts.
Today, Reseda Elementary -- recipient of a California Distinguished School Award this year -- has 542 students, 23 classrooms, 30 teachers and administrators, and an old pipe organ
that has survived three earthquakes.
According to Reverend Adam Forno, pastor of the newly merged parish, "Supported by this grand, state of the art digital console to our grand pipe organ
, we can continue to provide for all our communicants our rich heritage of excellence .
In addition, the Congregation has carried out the reconstruction of its extraordinary pipe organ
, originally built by Casavant Freres.
Most recently, pipe organ
builders were concerned because the instrument's pipes contain lead, one of the banned substances.