1000 5th Avenue
tel:- 001 330 747 5175
web address:- www.stambaughauditorium.com/
Stambough Auditorium :-
Stambaugh Auditorium is fortunate to have in the large concert hall an un-augmented E. M. Skinner pipe organ with a 4 manual console. With 59 ranks altogether, the organ features such rare pipe work as French Horn, Bombarde, Corno di Besseto, Corno di Amore, Tuba Mirabilis, Ophecldide, Triangle Flute, Kleine Erzahler and English (Willis) Mixtures. The only remaining Skinner organ in the area, its pipes vary in size from one, the size and weight of a #2 pencil, to one 30 inches by 30 inches,weighing 750 pounds. The organ is searching for a grant or foundation support to restore it to its original splendor. Other Skinner organs can be heard at Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Cleveland Public Auditorium, Lincoln Center (later removed and installed in the Crystal Cathedral), and in halls at Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Michigan and UCLA to name only a few. The organ is priceless.
The term originates from the sixteenth century. At that time a small piece of bread would be placed in a goblet of wine. The goblet would be passed from guest to guest until it reached the person being honored who would drain the goblet and eat the morsel of bread in the bottom. This tradition is practiced at weddings today - usually in the form of one or more champagne "toasts". The best man has the honor of giving the first toast. Usually the bride and groom remain seated for the toasts while all the guests are usually standing to honor them. The couple may then make a few remarks thanking their families, wedding party members, and guests. They may also "toast" each other or share a "toast" together. Often special glass or silver goblets are used by the bride and groom.