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Manz Organ Dedication Concert Featured on "Pipedreams" Broadcast

Posted Oct 17, 2005

Music recorded at the dedication concert for the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will be broadcast on American Public Media's radio program, "Pipedreams."  The program entitled "Recorded in Concert" will air across the country and on the web during the week of October 24, 2005. It includes works by Buxtehude, Alain, Bach, and the Paul Manz setting of Ein feste Burg performed by organist David Schrader during the concert on November 7, 2004.

In Chicago,"Pipedreams" may be heard on WFMT, 98.7 FM, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 or at The program is # 0543.

About the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ: Named in honor of recitalist, composer and former artist-in-residence, Paul Manz and his spouse, Ruth, the 1,666-pipe tracker organ was built by the M. L. Bigelow company of American Fork, Utah as their opus 31. 

It is the first Bigelow organ installed in the Chicago area. With 2 manuals and pedal, 31 ranks and 25 stops, the organ is designed to support robust congregational singing within the context of the seminary's daily worship life and to play repertoire from a variety of time periods and styles.


Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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