Ho‘onani I Ka Makua Mau– Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
The Reconstruction & Enlargement Project For Kaua‘i’s Only Pipe Organ
In 1925, Mrs. S. W. Wilcox generously donated an Austin Pipe Organ to Kaua‘i’s first Episcopal mission, All Saints’. It was the first pipe organ on Kaua‘i. Ninety years later, the historic instrument is still Kaua‘i’s only pipe organ.
The pipe organ is an integral and beloved part of the Church’s worship services and community music outreach programs in service to All Saints’ vision to be a cathedral for the people of Kaua‘i. Unfortunately, age and the tropical environment have taken their toll on this beautiful and historic instrument. The pipe organ’s various wood, metal, and leather parts have deteriorated. Routine maintenance and minor repairs were unable to stop the inevitable finale of the current pipe organ’s lifespan.
The historic instrument was decommissioned, with gratitude, on February 7, 2016, and a capital campaign was launched, with the full blessing of the Vestry and congregation. The campaign’s goal is to reconstruct and expand Kaua‘i’s only pipe organ, thereby allowing All Saints’ to share this prominent, beautiful, and historic instrument with the people of and visitors to Kaua‘i.
All Saints’ vision is to be a Gathering Place for the People of Kaua‘i –
a center for worship, education, outreach, and the arts.
To rebuild the All Saints’ pipe organ is “pono” – good for the Church, good for the island of Kaua‘i, good for future generations, and good for the Glory of God.
Rosales Organ Builders’ Opus 40 will be a significant addition to the musical, cultural and worship life of the Island. It will be a diverse instrument celebrating Hawaiian culture, language and sounds.