Gloucester, Massachusetts, from 1978 with sabbatical in 1983.
Gregory Bover was educated at Pinkerton Academy and the University of New Hampshire. He began building musical instruments in 1975 with harpsichord maker William Dowd, first in Cambridge and later in Paris. Returning to the United States in 1978, he began with the C.B. Fisk firm of Gloucester, Massachusetts, working on Opus 78 for the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. He took a leave of absence in 1983 to work at Führer Orgelbau in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, restoring the 18th century organs at Bockhorn and Loxstedt.
Upon his return to C.B. Fisk, he was named project manager and has supervised the design and construction of more than thirty Fisk instruments, including the firm's magnum opus at the Cathedral in Lausanne, Switzerland (Opus 120). He frequently presents slide lectures on the Lausaune instrument to AGO chapters and other groups. In 1991 he lectured on restoration at the national convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders, and also spoke at the Southwest Regional Conference of the American Institute of Architects. He has published articles in The American Organist andFine Woodworking.
He was named vice-president of operations in 1996 as well as project manager, leading structural and mechanical design, and participating in the visual and architectural aspects of design. In the early stages of an organ project he makes site visits to measure and document the location of the organ and then returns at delivery to lead the installation.
Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). —
With Fisk firm of Gloucester, Massachusetts, c. 1980, shop foreman; active 1990.
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