An organ of great historic significance, the MIT Chapel organ was built in 1955 by Walter Holtkamp, the most avant-garde organbuilder of his time. According to Holtkamp biographer John Ferguson, the organ “reveals Holtkamp, as much a radical in his field as Frank Lloyd Wright was in architecture.” According to Leonardo Ciampa, “There are few venues with a more felicitous marriage between acoustics and architecture than the MIT Chapel. It is almost as if the line between the aural and the visual is always just a little blurred.”
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This year's concert will be archived along with the concert from New Year's Eve 2010 at the Religious Life site.