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Wilson pipe organ

This Wilson pipe organ was one of the first two pipe organs to arrive in Taiwan. Originally installed in the Second Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, Virginia, the organ was built in 1880 by American organ-maker William Wilson (1803-1884).

In 1964, thanks to the efforts of E. Stanley Smathers (an American Presbyterian missionary working in Taiwan) and financial assistance from his friends, arrangements were made for the organ to be shipped to Taiwan by the U.S. Navy, for installation in the chapel of Tainan Theological College and Seminary. In 1997, this 117-year-old organ was replaced after years of faithful service. In 2006, Chi Mei Group founder Wen-long Shi decided to provide the funding to preserve this historic organ, one of the first generation of organs to be used in Taiwan. The organ now display in the new Chimei Museum located in Tainan Metropolitan Museum Park, showcasing its beauty and historical significance.

  • Shih-Yi YANG
  • Shih-Yi YANG
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    Documentary, Short
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    Music, short, documentary
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 9, 2015
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Director Biography - Shih-Yi YANG

Shih-Yi Yang, graduated from Graduate School of Applied Media art at National Taiwan University of Arts. He hopes to share the moving moments of life through film-making. For all the years Yang has explored and learned among the materials from the fields of creativity and media. At last in Wanderer Project from Cloud Gate Dance Foundation, he finally realized that his very gift is “storytelling”. He also realizes that the so-called gift is a tool that God puts in people and so they can make oneself and everyone else a better person. This is also the reason why for the past years Yang has been sharing all kinds of beautiful information in life as well as in nature by using all kinds of creative medias that he has learned so far.

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