churchmouse Posted September 5, 2010 Share Posted September 5, 2010 Hi everyone - Just to forestall writing another 100 emails in reply to very anxious inquiries from around the world, I can tell you virtually nothing about the fate of the Rieger organ in the Christchurch Town Hall after the 7.1 earthquake on Saturday that caused so much damage. We are unable yet to enter the CBD due to curfew and police cordons but are doing our best to check out the organ. First indications however suggest that superficially at least, there has been no major damage. It was built, along with all modern buildings in New Zealand, with earthquakes very much in mind. I am posting news on the www.nzorgan.com website and hopefully by Wednesday the area will have been cleared so we can access it to look more closely. I'll put something here also when we find out more. The fate of other organs is also unknown although I believe the Rugby Street church and St John's Hororata took a hit. Both cathedrals had superficial damage we are told but again, no word - if anyone can contribute news, that would be great. But best of all, there has been no loss of life so far. After shocks are continuing (a couple of 5.1 caused a little more distress) and many people have lost their homes but we are coping reasonably well. Thanks to all those very kind people who wrote with great concern in the hours after the initial hit. For more general info, see The Press newspaper Sorry if this is a little off-topic. cheerful noises from two very shaken and stirred kiwis, Jellified and wobbly churchmouse Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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