- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The University of Dubuque says a $2.4 million organ with more than 3,000 pipes will be installed in the university’s Heritage Center.

The Opus 97 pipe organ is being constructed by Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, of Lake City. The pipes will range in length from the size of a pen to 32 feet (9.75 meters). It will be used for campus events such as worship, convocations and choir performances and will be a practice and recital instrument as well.

The university said Friday that the organ is a gift from university trustee John Butler and his wife, Alice, for whom the Heritage Center’s John and Alice Butler Hall is named.

Construction began in Dobson’s workshop last year. The university says installation will begin in May 2020 and be completed by November 2020.

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