Work on the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College is occurring at more than the on-campus construction site. Here is a first look of a custom-built organ that when installed will make the Miller Center the only purely musical hall in West Michigan with an embedded concert organ.
The organ is being constructed by Casavant Frères (Casavant Brothers). It has been assembled at the manufacturer in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. The three-manual and pedal organ will have 54 ranks of pipes, for a total of 3,092 pipes, ranging from some 20-feet tall to the size of a pencil.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts will open in the Fall of 2015.