Together with the Wyncote Foundation, we elected to dismiss our current builder. Now, we’re in the process of receiving bids from two trusted organ builders—both of whom are excited for the opportunity to complete this project to the high quality of standard that CHT deserves.
In the meantime, the project is being overseen by Curt Mangel, curator of the Wanamaker organ at Macy’s. Curt is devoted to getting our project back on track during this time of transition between builders.
The next step in our project involves removing the suspect parts of the previous builder’s work from the gallery. This will require scaffolding, and take approximately one month; therefore, we will not begin this step until immediately after Easter Sunday. Once the removal process is complete, our new builder will be able to begin work, and I’ll have a more accurate timeline to share with you. Additionally, the Wyncote Foundation has arranged matters so we won’t incur any additional costs from the change of builders or the removal of previous work.