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 nfp 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 nfp 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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Thank you for your support
Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through this unprecedented time in our community and country. We are facing the current uncertainty by focusing, with hopeful determination, on the future. We hope to return next year with exciting programming and look forward to the 100th birthday of the E.M. Skinner Opus 327 organ in 2022. Now more than ever, your support is invaluable as we approach our centennial jubilee. With your help, we will set the stage for an even brighter future for the Opus 327 - right now. Everything we do begins with you.