The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1382

Builder Identification

New Orleans, Louisiana, from at least 1991–1992.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Val Courville operated an organ service firm in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area; he died July 4, 1992.

    Sources:

    • Rachelen Lien.
    • Obituary "Val Courville", The Tracker 36:3 (1992), 7.

  • From his obituary in The Tracker:

    Val Courville of New Orleans died July 4, 1992. He was a member and on the board of the New Orleans Chapter of OHS and served as a member of the OHS New Orleans Convention Committee. Val and other volunteers made numerous failing organs in the New Orleans area playable again. In addition to these efforts, he also had an organ maintenance business. A memorial recital was played by members of the New Orleans Chapter of OHS on the Simmons & Willcox/Schuelke organ at St. Mary's Assumption Church, an organ given new life by the OHS volunteers.

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