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Catalog Number L1990.0116.M.0023
Object Name Program
Scope & Content This is a beige and brown colored program for the Organ Dedication Concert at Sacred Heart Church, located on Union Avenue in Laconia, on Saturday, June 21, 1986 at 7:30 P.M.

On the front cover of the program is a brown colored sketch of organ keys and pipes with lettering stating " Organ Dedication Concert". On the inside on the back side of the cover is stated :
"Sacred Heart Church, Laconia, New Hampshire, Organ Dedication Concert, Saturday, June 21, 1986, 7:30 P.M. Program -compliments of Simoneau & Son Memorial Home , Art Work - Betty Jeanne Maheux and Gedeon Maheux".

On the first page is a message from the Pastor stating "Today is truly an occasion of celebration - the dedication of our new organ. We are indeed grateful to Mr. Theodore Laroche, who in his will dated May 26, 1983, directed that the Executor fulfill his wishes : a pipe organ be purchased and installed in Sacred Heart Church, Laconia in memory of Ted & Olevine Laroche. A committee was formed in January 1985 to study the purchase and installation of a pipe organ. On April 2, 1985, an organ built by William Hill and T.C. Lewis from England, was purchased from the Organ Clearing House. On August 6, 1985 we contracted with George Bozeman Jr. and Company Organ Builders for the rebuilding and installation of this organ. The wishes of Mr. Theodore Laroche have now been fulfilled and the Organ was blessed on June 15, 1986. A commemmorative placque is affixed next to the organ: "In Praise of God and in Memory of : Theodore Laroche 1906-1984 and Olevine Pepin Laroche 1912-1980. This Organ was blessed on June 15, 1986". Please remember in your prayers the donors of this fine pipe organ. We wish to thank all others who have helped in bringing this important project to fruition. May the melodious sounds of this pipe organ bring us all closer to God. Rev. Gerard A. Boucher, Pastor." On the second page of the program is a detailed description of the organ including the Stoplist, The Great Pipes, Swell, Pedal, Couplers, Combinations, and Former Instruments. On the third page of the program is a listing of the events in the Organ Dedication Concert including :

The Hot Air Duo - George Bozeman, Jr., Organ
J. Bryan Dyker, Flute
Program : Music in England
William Byrd (1542-1623) In Nomine for Organ
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Untitled piece for Organ
Thomas Sanders Dupuis (1733-1796) Trumpet Voluntary for Organ
William Walond (1725-1770) Coronet Voluntary for Organ
George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) Sonata in F Major for Flute and Continuo
Samuel Wesley (1766-1837) Prelude and Fugue for Organ
Frank Bridge (1879-1941) Adagio in E Major for Organ
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Prelude and Fugue in D Minor (dedicated to Thomas Attwood, organist St. Paul's Cathedral)

On the fourth page is a more detailed listing of :

The Hot Air Duo of Organish George Bozeman, Jr., and flutist Bryan Dyker

George Bozeman Jr, & Company, Organbuilders Inc.

The Organ Clearing House

On the fifth page is information relating to the Organ Trust Fund. Stating "This fund was established by Fr. Leo Lefebvre in July 1982 and terminated November 1984. The monies donated to this fund are in a seperate savings account. This money will be used for the tuning and repairing of the Ted & Olevine Laroche Memorial Pipe Organ. " Also on this page is a list of members of the Organ Trust Fund:

Roland H. Belisle
Simone A. Carignan
Alcide J. Corriveau
Florida M. Cyr
Gabrielle L. DeCormier
Alice M. DeCormier
Julia P. DuMoulin
Alphonsine L. Duval
Beatrice L. Fimland
Rose Guyer
Armand G. Hamel
Gracia A. Huot
J. Oliva Huot
Lionel Lacroix
Theodore E. Laroche
Elvina M. Lavoie
Rene E. Lavoie
Elizabeth H. LeBlanc
Omer Lemay
Angelina M. Massicotte
Wilfred R. Monahan
Alphonse J. Morin
Alphonse O. Morin
Louise Morin
Alfred J.Provencal
Demerise Tibbetts

On the back cover is printed " J & J Printing, Inc., Laconia, N.H."

Also included with the program is a seperate white piece of paper with the Organ Dedication Concert Program Notes, concerning the composers of the pieces within the program.
Title "Organ Dedication Concert"
Earliest Date 1986
Latest Date 1986
Date June 21, 1986
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Maheux, Betty Jeanne
Maheux, Gideon
Maheux, Gedeon
Boucher, Reverend Gerard A.
Laroche, Theodore
Laroche, Olevine Pepin
Belisle, Roland H.
Carignan, Simone A.
Corriveau, Alcide J.
Cyr, Florida M.
Decormier, Gabrielle L.
DeCormier, Alice M.
DuMoulin, Julia P.
Duval, Alphonsine L.
Fimland, Beatrice L.
Guyer, Rose
Hamel, Armand G.
Huot, David
Huot, Gracia A.
Huot, J. Oliva
Lacroix, Lionel
Laroche, Theodore E.
Lavoie, Elvina
Lavoie, Rene E.
LeBlanc, Elizabeth H.
Lemay, Omer
Massicotte, Angelina M.
Monahan, Wilfred R.
Morin, Alphonse
Morin, Alphonse J.
Morin, Alphonse O.
Morin, Louise
Provencal, Alfred J.
Tibbetts, Demerise
Bozeman, George Jr.
Dyker, Bryan
Search Terms Church, Sacred Heart
Union Avenue
Gilford Avenue
Sacred Heart Church
J & J Printing
Subjects 1980s
Catholic churches
Musical instruments
Pipe organs
Executors & administrators
Musical pieces
Trust funds