The Farmington Historical Society’s North Church and 1904 Cole Tracker Organ will be an integral part of the upcoming musical performance of Sacred Music for Advent at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at 126 High St..

Led by Philip Fournier, Artist in Residence and Director of Music for St. Rose and St. Joseph parishes in Jay and Farmington, and includes members of several communities and several established choral groups.

Centerpiece to the performance is the use of the Cole Tracker organ that has remained silent for decades. Installed in the North Church in 1904 (built in 1873 and last used in a regular sectarian service in 1932), and last played by Emily Floyd in the 1970s. The organ is located in the North Church Sanctuary or ‘audience room’, on the second floor and has essentially been undisturbed since 1898.

The event is free, open to the public, and presented by the St. Joseph and St. Rose parishes as part of their community outreach program.

Admission is free. For more information, call 778-2006.

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