Dedication of New Organ: May 1, 4pm

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The restored Ascension nave and new pipes of the Manton Memorial Organ

A Service of Dedication of the Manton Memorial Organ will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. and will showcase the new instrument as well as the Ascension choir. The Right Reverend Catherine S. Roskam, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, will preside at the blessing of the organ.

To allow for our own parish community to come together as one, along with the Voices of Ascension audience and donors, as well as clergy and congregants of other churches and religious organizations, this service is being held in the afternoon at 4pm. It will be the only worship service held that day at the Church of the Ascension.

Using words of institution that were used at the last dedication of a new organ at the church in the late 1960s, the rector, wardens and Bishop Roskam will officially receive this generous gift from The Manton Foundation to honor the memory of Sir Edwin Alfred Grenville Manton and Lady Florence Manton, stalwart parishioners, benefactors and friends to the clergy, people and music ministry of the Church of the Ascension for many decades and the mission of the Voices of Ascension since its inception.

All are welcome at this special “Mass and Blessing of the New Organ” worship service, free of charge. To learn more about the inaugural Manton Memorial Organ Festival and the concert series (through June 24), please visit the Voices of Ascension web site for schedule and ticket information.

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