Our campaign – at Saint Agnes Church (1913) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn is to rebuild the concert grand piano, currently silenced and in disrepair. When this impressive piano is restored, this concert grand will help launch a concert series in the majestic German inspired neo-Gothic style church designed by notable, Brooklyn ecclesiastical architect, Thomas Francis Houghton (1842-1913).
Restoration requires a full replacement of all action parts; full keyboard servicing; re-weighting of hammers and keys; resetting/rebuilding of the pedal lyre; and a full regulation of the action, tuning and voicing.
But we need your help. We are trying to raise $13,091 by Feb. 6. For information on joining our kickstarter campaign, visit our Kickstarter page here!
As a donor, you will receive periodic email restoration progress reports and via our online “piano-cam,” you’ll be able to watch Whiton as he restores the piano. Your help is the key component in making this piano, grand, once more; assuring it strikes its highest and most melodious notes for all of Brooklyn to enjoy.
Once funding is in place, the restoration of the piano will commence immediately. Our Brooklyn-restorer estimates that the work will be completed in two months. When the Wissner is returned to the church, our community concert series will begin to the delight all of Brooklyn.