Some of the finest organists from the Diocese of St. Petersburg will pull out all the stops to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King and inaugurate the largest church organ in the area. The newly renovated pipe organ at Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa will be showcased in a first-of-its-kind recital bringing together the talents of nine diocesan music directors on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. The one-hour program will include virtuosi masterworks as well as popular favorites. Admission is free.
The new organ at Christ the King Catholic Church is without parallel. Originally a 40-rank Wicks pipe organ, the instrument was remodeled and enlarged as part of a church renovation project. A new four-manual console (keyboard) – custom-built in Italy by Viscount Organ – was installed. Furthermore, added to the instrument’s existing 2,429 pipes are new “digital voices” which expand the organ stops (sounds) from 32 to 89, creating a more beautiful and versatile tonal palette. The instrument will be formally blessed during the recital, which is designed to accentuate the capabilities and features of the parish’s glorious new instrument. There is plenty of socially-distanced seating as well as “overflow seating areas” should attendance exceed expectations.
When: 3 p.m. Sunday, November 22
Where: Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Admission is free. Bring the entire family.
Information: Stephen Banyra – firstname.lastname@example.org