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Detroit City Council OK’s Pipe Organ Split Despite Plea To Keep Whole

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Ford Auditorium houses the pipe organ that will be split in two.

Ford Auditorium houses the pipe organ that will be split in two.

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DETROIT (WWJ) – The grand pipe organ inside Ford Auditorium will be separated into two parts with half going to the D.S.O. and the other to St Aloysius Church.

Detroit City Council authorized the contract Tuesday in spite of a plea to keep the organ in one piece from American Guild of Organists Detroit Chapter Attorney Melonie McKenzie Stothers.
” …plans on destroying the organ by splitting it in two, and the guild would be able to preserve the organ intact and is prepared to do so and remove it from ford auditorium,” says Stothers.

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