Overview

Carleton University’s acquisition of Dominion-Chalmers expands the university’s community presence with a beautiful venue in the heart of the city. The hallmark of the new performing arts and learning space is the unique and breathtaking pipe organ located in the sanctuary. This 5,200-pipe Casavant is one of only a few in Canada and is in excellent condition. It is also one of only a few where the organist plays from on the front stage. Many members of the Ottawa community have fond memories of the organ.

The Friends of the Pipe Organ Fund supports the organ’s care and preservation. Costs may include, but are not limited to, regular tuning and cleaning costs, and any emergency repairs or long-term maintenance requirements.

The Background

By supporting the Friends of the Pipe Organ Fund, you are ensuring that our community is a part of its legacy for years to come. This reflects the same mission that the Carleton Dominion Chalmers-Centre was founded on—to help foster inclusivity, creative expression and to amplify local and international talent.

The Rollout

Gifts of any size may be directed toward the Friends of the Pipe Organ Fund. This is an endowed fund, meaning it will exist for the life of the university, with the annual payout on the endowed fund’s investment going directly to the maintenance of the pipe organ. Endowments are a powerful way for donors to ensure a particular area of interest remains a focus of university life well into the future.

The Impact

This fund supports the care and preservation of the centre’s 5,200-pipe Casavant, ensuring that generations to come enjoy its sounds.

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