In many churches and homes, the sweet melodious sounds of musical instruments add so much value to the accompanying hymns and tunes sung either in worship or entertainment.
However, connoisseurs of good music will acknowledge that there is a clear difference in the notes emanating from pipe organs.
It is for this reason that Church Organs Ghana Limited, the sole authorized dealer of Johannus Orgelbouw Organs from Holland in Ghana and West African countries lying to the west of Ghana, is seeking to re-introduce pipe organs into the sub-region.
The leadership located at the North Labone Estates suburb of Accra will showcase and market the unique range of the renowned Johannus organ. In addition to the showroom, Church organs Ghana Ltd has also opened the “Virtuoso School of Organs”, an Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) accredited institution, to train enthusiasts on the rudiments of playing these unique instruments.
The premises will also include a state of the art recording studio for large ensembles, especially Choirs, who will be able to take advantage of quality organs for their recordings, instead of relying on tabletop synthesizers, which only mimic true organ sounds.
The opening of the dealership was followed by a recital at the La Beach Hotel by Accomplished Dutch Organist André van Vliet with four up-and-coming Ghanaian organists and choral group, Harmonious Chorale, featuring at the event.
“Johannus organs stand for perfection, quality and a sense of fulfillment. Apart from introducing these masterpieces to the West African market, we also recognise the need to establish auxiliary centers like the school and studio, where patrons can realize the full potential of these instruments,” said Church Organs Ghana Ltd Founders, Ghanaian Entrepreneur Kofi Esson and Music Director Ato Scott-Bennin.
Three of these distinctive organs have already been installed at the Accra Ridge Church, the Accra Calvary Methodist Church and the Mfantsipim School at Cape Coast. A fourth organ is due to be mounted at the Accra Police Church.
Source: Church Organ Limited