An Introduction to the Pipe Organ


Single Day Event: Friday, October 20, 10 AM-Noon

Location: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 815 High St., DM

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 100


The Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Casavant pipe organ is one of the largest and most distinguished in the Midwest. This session will explore the multitude of sounds produced by its 3916 pipes, the mechanics of the instrument, and the pipe organ's repertoire.


Instructor Mark Babcock cathedral organist, has a BA in music education from Central College, an MM in choral conducting and organ performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and doctoral work at the University of Iowa. Babcock, who has taught at Central College since 1999, received the M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed Chair in Music in 2011.

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