The Post-Standard Local, July 2004

The Post-Standard
Section B – Local
Page B-2
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Church Unveils New Organ
Bishops to appear Monday at St. Joseph’s ceremony

By Dick Clarke

The work is done.

The recently completed pipe organ at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus – built by the church’s music director, Tomasz Lewtak – is ready for its dedication. The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the church, 5600 W. Genesee St.

Roman Catholic Bishop James M. Moynihan will preside at the dedication ceremony and Auxiliary Bishop Thomas J. Costello will offer the dedication speech. Ulrik Spang-Hanssen, professor of organ from the Royal Danish Music Academy in Denmark, will perform on the new organ.

‘This is the perfect way to dedicate the organ,” Lewtak said. “You invite a star to present the organ to everybody.”

The honored guests are Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk, consul general of the Republic of Poland, and Monika Fabijanska, director of the Polish Cultural Institute.

The public is invited to celebrate the completion of 4 ½ years of work by Lewtak and a few volunteers, work that created the organ, which features more than 2,500 pipes and a fine-furniture façade of mahogany and white ash.

There is a reception after the recital across the parking lot in the church center.
The musical program will feature selections by Leon Boellmann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Antonio Vivaldi and Edward Elgar.