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WELCOME TO OPUS 327
Opus 327 nfp is dedicated to the preservation, performance, and promotion of the century-old Ernest M. Skinner Opus 327 pipe organ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is home to a century-old treasure: Ernest M. Skinner’s Opus 327 (1922), a four-manual pipe organ of noble size and scale, which somehow has weathered the relentless forces of time. Opus 327 is grounded in the conviction that this organ possesses extraordinary artistic, historic, technological, and social significance and is a cultural inheritance to be passed on to future generations. Opus 327 is committed to ensuring that funds are available to maintain the organ for many decades to come.
Opus 327 promotes performance by supporting concerts, recitals, and recordings. Organists regularly contact the church and ask to play the instrument, and many American organists have honed their improvisational skills on Opus 327. Many choral and instrumental groups, a large number of which involve members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, regularly offer concerts at St. Luke's, which has an acoustic space perfectly suited for organ music.
Opus 327 seeks to expand public awareness of pipe organs, bringing a new generation of organ audiences, supporters, technicians, and artists into the fold of a flourishing pipe organ community.
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