Wood, Leather, Glue, Metal, and Digital Technology: Ancient and Modern Techniques for the King of Instruments
What: Goulding & Wood Pipe Organ Builders factory tour and demo with Tom Nichols
Date: THURSDAY, August 23, 2018
Time & Places: 5:30 PM at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave., Indy 46202 followed by move to nearby Goulding & Wood, 823 Massachusetts Ave., Indy 46204.
RSVP to: Free RSVP w/Eventbrite!
Please use the Eventbrite link above to RSVP so we are able to get a more accurate head count. If you already emailed us, you are already on the list!
Our host, Tom, asked us to share some parking and meet up information; please see his note below.
At Indiana Landmarks (see first photo below), we'll all park in their lot just north of the building on Central Avenue. There is street parking available too. We'll enter via the main office doors in the former education wing, set back from Central Avenue, not directly into the "church" part.
When we move over to Goulding & Wood (2nd photo below), there is a very small parking lot right in front off Massachusetts Avenue, and another behind the former white/brick Art Bank building which borders that lot to the west. Street parking is also available. Weather permitting, the large overhead door from the parking lot into the shop will be open; otherwise, we'll enter thru the regular business door under the "Goulding & Wood - Established 1980" sign.
Read on for the original meeting announcement - there's still time to RSVP!
Join us for a rare opportunity to visit a modern pipe organ factory here in Indianapolis. Tom Nichols, organist, musician, and associate with Goulding & Wood, will be our host/guide.
At the Indiana Landmarks Center we will see the restored Grand Hall (a former Methodist church sanctuary) and hear a demonstration that organ by Tom Nichols. Organ restoration by Goulding & Wood.
The factory tour will feature a current project - a rebuild of the 1928 two-manual 29-rank Möller organ for Irvington Presbyterian Church, which includes a new console and a vintage Tuba stop new to that organ.
Tom Nichols is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Luke Catholic Church on the north side of Indianapolis, a position he began in July 2013, and a representative of Goulding & Wood pipe organ builders, where he works in customer service. Previously he served for 17 years as the Director of Music & Liturgy and principal organist at historic St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Indianapolis (home of a Goulding & Wood pipe organ built in 1989). You can read more about Tom in our meeting announcement on the Central Indiana AES Webpage.