December update

It’s been a busy few months at Goulding & Wood! Opus 50 is moving along every day. The console is ready to be stained, the antiphonal cases are nearly complete, the main chests are done and the pipes are being racked. The chest are starting to get their primary valves installed, the unit chests are taking shape, and the front cases will soon be underway.

Meanwhile, service work continues for a few more weeks, including a quick trip to some of our instruments in North Carolina and Virginia. Still lots of reeds to visit before Christmas!

David Sims at Loyola

G&W employee David Sims is honored to kick off the fall season of monthly organ recitals at Op. 47 this Sunday, September 16th, at 3:00 pm. After years of traveling to Chicago for quick tuning trips, he’s looking forward to spending some quality time on the other side of the console getting to actually play. Music will include pieces by Walther, Bach, Rorem, and Howells. See the entire program here, and see you in Chicago!


Indiana Landmarks on Diapason Cover

We are pleased that our work at the Indiana Landmarks Center was featured on the cover of the August, 2012 issue of The Diapason. It was a gratifying project to undertake, and we are glad that the article and pictures are now available to a wider audience. Thanks to Diapason editor Jerome Butera for the opportunity!

Rhonda Sider Edgington at Loyola

Summer sounds continue...

Loyola University continues its series of monthly organ recitals with nationally-known organists during the summer months. Come hear Rhonda Sider Edgington perform Sunday, August 19th at 3 pm (CDT). Her
program is called: “It Don’t Mean a Thing: Finding jazz and swing influences in organ music” and features works by Alain, Albright, Bach, Bolcom, and Vierne.

We look forward to hearing her in Chicago!

POE-A tours G&W shop

On Wednesday, July 25, the students at the AGO Pipe Organ Encounter-Advanced camp, held in Bloomington, IN, toured the G&W shop during their day trip to Indy. They saw the wind chests, reservoirs, casework and console wiring for Opus 50 (Lexington) around the shop, and got to see voicer Brandon Woods voice a trumpet pipe for Lexington.

They survived the 100+ degree temperatures that day; maybe that’s why they asked so many questions in the air conditioned voicing room!
POE voicing lesson

Edie Johnson at Loyola

Calling all Chicagoans:

Organist Edie Johnson will perform on Op. 47 at Loyola University, Chicago, on Sunday, July 15th, at 3:00 PM. We’re looking forward to her program, which will feature works by Hakim and Duruflé. You can see her entire recital
here. See you at the lake!

Ball State Videos

Concert organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez has recorded several exciting videos on Op. 45 at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Click on the Op. 45 page to see some of them, or visit his Youtube channel.

AGO 2012 National Convention

We had a great turnout at the 2012 AGO National Convention in Nashville, TN, July 1-8. The weather was blazingly hot, but we had a good week of meeting new friends of the shop, hearing recitals, and had a great dinner with G&W organists. We also got to preview some of the new systems from Solid State Organ Systems. Very cool things are on the way!

AGO 2012 booth
Talking with customers in the booth

AGO 2012 chest model
Our chest action model left its shelf in the front office to travel to Nashville. This gets the most attention every convention!

We’ll see you in Boston for the 2014 convention. Anyone up for G&W night at Fenway?

Craig Cramer

Craig Cramer at Loyola, Op. 47

Loyola University continues its excellent series of monthly organ recitals with nationally-known organists during the summer months. Come hear Dr. Craig Cramer perform this Sunday, June 17th (Father’s Day) at 3 pm (CDT). See the program

Pittsburgh recital

Spending Mother’s Day near Pittsburgh? Treat your mom (or call her on the way) and head over to East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 13th at 4:00 PM.

Director of Music Dr. Ed Moore will present a concert with colleagues Randy Frieling (piano) and Andrew Sords (violin), including a piano and organ version of Gershwin’s
Rhapsody in Blue. Check out the concert poster below.

Loyola Recital Series, Op. 47 - 2012

Loyola Recital Series, Op. 47

All recitals take place on 3:00 PM. Visit this page for program information.

April 15, 2012
Loyola Students

May 20, 2012
Kelly Dobbs-Mickus

June 17, 2012
Summer Celebrity Series: Dr. Craig Cramer

July 15, 2012
Summer Celebrity Series: Dr. Edie Johnson

August 19, 2012
Summer Celebrity Series: Rhonda Sider Edgington

Raul Ramirez at Ball State

Raul Ramirez, Sursa Hall, Ball State University, Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

Master Class, Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. (Sursa Hall)

More information on the program and Mr. Ramirez at this web site:

Goulding & Wood is pleased to announce our Opus 50!

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Lexington, Kentucky, will soon be home to our latest organ. The organ will feature 4 manuals, 59 ranks, and replaces the church's current Holloway organ, which has served the congregation faithfully for 42 years despite outdated electrical systems and a very modest stop list. The new organ will offer vastly expanded tonal resources for congregational singing, choral accompaniment, and solo literature.

See the specification here:

Visit the church's website: