Thanks to funding from the Ruth B. and Thomas F. Mackey Foundation, the Weaver Chapel organ will continue to enrich Wittenberg’s musical life. The estimated
$1 million organ endured seven years of restoration work, totaling $240,000, following years of water damage stemming from a leaky roof over the organ chambers.
Although the roof was repaired in the mid-1990s, the organ required a complete overhaul, including cleaning each pipe, restoring the reeds, tonal revoicing and placing a solid-state system into the console. A new endowed maintenance fund has also been established by the Mackey Foundation, contributions to which are welcome.