The Page Returned to Embassy in Fort Wayne

Pipe Organ Returns to Embassy Theatre

After being under the care of Carlton Smith for the last 10 months, the beloved Page organ was returned from Indianapolis to the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne. The work was part of a nearly $78,000 project.

After almost 10 months in Indianapolis, the Grande Page pipe organ returned to its home on the Embassy Theatre stage on June 4. “We think the Grande Page looks great,” said Kelly Updike, Executive Director of the Embassy Theatre. “Thank you to the Foellinger Foundation for its funding support. The total project cost more than $77,000 dollars and the restored console was worth the wait.”

Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations took the Grande Page from the Embassy on Oct. 8 to repair, rebuild and fine-tune technical aspects of the instrument. The Embassy volunteer organ crew will now work over the next week to tune and reconnect the organ to more than 1200 pipes getting it ready for
several upcoming shows.

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