The Pipe Organ in China Project: Updates for March 2024

31 March 2024

The pages for PEK1989 and PEK2014 have been updated, as well as the FAQs.

Word has reached The Project that PEK2015a, the Casavant organ in the Nantang in Beijing, is now under renovation by Carillon Technology Singapore (see photo below). The 1904 church (the Church of the Immaculate Conception) has been closed for most of the past nine years. On the heels of the dedication of the organ, it was shut after Christmas 2015 for no apparent reason. At some point it was reopened, and then closed again at the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic. The entire interior of the church is being rebuilt/redecorated, as far as photographs seen by The Project appear to show.

On another topic, one of our correspondents has drawn The Project’s attention to an installation from the past ten years, where the builder has apparently removed the specs from their website. This is a concern to us, as we have relied on organ builders keeping this information on their webpages, and saving us the trouble of having to create a chart for these instruments (which would necessarily be less comprehensive.) We will follow this matter and try to replace the now-missing information where possible. To any of our visitors who finds that a link to a builder’s site no longer has the specs for the corresponding organ in the Census, we ask you to please let us know about this through an email to

We wish all our visitors and friends a happy and blessed Easter Day.

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PEK2015a in March 2024. Photo courtesy of Roster Wu/ Carillon Technology Singapore