The oldest wooden church in Germany is getting a new organ. Because the old instrument was dilapidated, the new organ has been installed in the Marktkirche zum Heiligen Geist in Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Lower Saxony, since Pentecost, as the chairwoman of the church council, Dorothee Austen, announced. It is to be inaugurated on the first Sunday of Advent.
Because of the partly parallel renovation of the church, the installation of the organ in the narrow church was challenging, said Austen. Before the inauguration, the last pipes of the organ made in Lucerne, Switzerland, have to be installed. Then the large instrument had to be tuned.