Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Improved chemistry doing wonders for Che’Lu-San Sebastian Rubie De Leon ended the marathon match that lasted for over two hours with a heady play that caught the Lifesavers sleeping.Generika, which drew 27 points from American import Symone Hayden, dropped to 0-2. The Lifesavers lost to Foton in the season opener three days ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Bhodana Anisova of Sta. Lucia Realty vs Rhea Meneses and Angeli Araneta of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSta. Lucia posted its first win after squeaking past Generika-Ayala, 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 15-7, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Bacoor Sports Complex in Cavite.Imports Bohdana Anisova and MJ Philips combined for 50 points to lead the Lady Realtors, who bounced back from a four-set loss to Petron on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Anisova, who is a former Ukranian national team player, pumped in 28 points, built on 22 attacks with four service aces while Philips added 22 points.Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua liked what he saw from his team especially with the way it overcame a bad start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m satisfied, but there were still some lapses in the first and third sets,” said Pascua, a three-time PSL champion.“Although we struggled in our reception, I’m glad that our key players are slowly adjusting. We have a veteran setter in Rubie (de Leon) so she already knew how to make the players work as one solid unit.” MOST READ
WHITTIER – They had to find just the right wood, hand-carve the inlay designs and rebuild most of its electrical parts from scratch. After four years of tedious work, the renovated organ’s white oak exterior is complete, as is its mahogany interior, its five keyboards and its 32-note white oak pedal board. The 6-foot-tall by 7-foot-wide organ, or, technically, organ console, which is where the organist sits and plays at the keyboards, has been a labor of love for David Harris, whose company in Uptown Whittier, Harris Organs Inc., has been building pipe organs for 30 years. “This is the largest pipe organ in \ church in New York City, with 12,422 pipes spread around the interior of the church,” said Douglass Hunt, curator of organs at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City, where the finished console will be shipped next month. Originally built in 1918, the organ console was renovated in the 1950s, but had not undergone any major work since, Hunt said. “With the console getting so much use, we knew it wasn’t going to last much longer,” he said. When it came time to find a capable company to refurbish the instrument, Hunt chose Harris for the task. The company has built organs for churches throughout the country, including for the famous Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, which played a key role in smuggling slaves to Canada via the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. The company’s most recent renovation will eventually be played inside a church whose congregation once included the Vanderbilts and many other of New York’s wealthiest families. Typically, it takes Harris about 18 months to build a brand-new organ console, but for this project, the company had to replicate the original design but update the instrument with modern components to bring it into the 21st Century. “It has been very demanding,” Harris said. One of the biggest challenges was finding just the right wood to match the wood of St. Bartholomew’s pews, railings, altars and choir stalls, said employee Steven Garland, who did much of the planning and design work. The company initially contacted a small lumber company in Pennsylvania that supplies white oak for furniture builders. Eventually, however, Harris employees found the wood at General Hardwoods in Pico Rivera. The console’s hand-carved inlay design, which had to match the patterns of St. Bartholomew’s choir stalls, also took considerable time and effort. Also tedious was completing the special electronic circuits that control the organ’s pipes, but finding all the needed controls, keys and pedals was easier, since his company manufacturers those items, Harris said. “We maybe had to buy screws and nuts,” said Garland. “It’s really gratifying to have it at this point,” he added. “It has been a lot of work for a lot of people here.” Next, Hunt plans to fly out to oversee the packaging of the console. Console and pipes could begin delivering waves of organ music inside St. Bartholomew’s by June, Hunt said. Harris plans to be there when it does. “I can hardly wait to see it in place in New York City,” he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!