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Shires pipes shine in Rathke organ in Kentucky


Shires Facade pipes shine in case of new Rathke organ in Kentucky

The two-manual, 28-stop organ in the First United Methodist Church in Henderson, Kentucky, is nearing completion and Shires was pleased to supply the facade pipes.


The intricate gilded pipe shades, carved by Morgan Faulds Pike, add the crowning touch to this beautiful case.


The instrument has been designed by the American organ builder, Michael Rathke, who spent two years of his early career with Mander Organs in London.


​It is catalogued as Opus 10 in the Cincinnati company's expanding output. ​It is also pleasing to record that Michael is among our growing number of clients in the United States.


Picture by Nikolai Peek, music director and organist

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