On Sunday, October 21st at 3:00 p.m., the Cathedral of St. Peter, Sixth and West Streets in Wilmington, Delaware, will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Austin Opus 807 pipe organ with a special organ recital. The recital will feature six organists and other instrumentalists to mark the occasion with many classical organ works and congregational hymns. A special arrangement of the hymn, “All Creatures of Our God and King” has been composed by Dr. David Herman for the recital. The organ was built in 1918 and has been renovated by Michael Davidson, the Director of Liturgical Music over 23 years with the addition of new pipes to modernize the sound of the organ for Liturgical and major repairs to the pipe organ. In 2006, a new three manual console with modern computer switching technology was installed to replace the original console by the Peragallo Organ Company, Paterson, NJ. The recital is free and open to the public.
Take a tour of the 100 year-old pipe organ: