Mfantsipim Senior High School gets £90,000 organ
Church Organs Ghana Ltd has handed over a 90,000 Euro Johannus-branded pipe organ to the Mfantsipim Senior High School at the school's 139th Founders Day celebration ceremony.
The company is the sole authorized dealer of Johannus organs from Holland in West Africa. It is seeking to re-introduce pipe organs to Ghanaian churches and musical institutions due to the unique sounds they produce as compared to ordinary pianos and organs.
The pipe organ is a musical instrument commonly used in churches or cathedrals that produces sound by driving pressurized air through pipes selected via a keyboard. The organ's continuous supply of wind allows it to sustain notes for as long as the corresponding keys are depressed.
In addition to the organ presentation, Church Organs Ghana electrically rewired the school's assembly hall and flew in a team of Johannus specialists from Holland to complete the installation and tuning of the beautiful Johannus-branded Monarke Sonarte Hybrid Digital/Pipe Organ.
The Hybrid Digital/Pipe Organ is unique in that it uses the traditional pipe system to work in sync with a modern digital console. Sound is distributed by multiple amplifiers and speakers, which are elegantly installed behind pure pewter pipes in the two main galleries.
“Mfantsipim remains an institution of motivation and sacrifice for all of us. We therefore had no reservations coming forward to assist when the call came for the school's old organ to be replaced,” said Church Organs Ghana Founders, Mr. Kofi Esson and Mr. James Ato Scott-Bennin, both old students of Mfantsipim.