I can't embed this video, so click here. I found the video on St Michael's Cathedral website. This video documents the removal of the organ and the choir balcony so a new organ and balcony may be installed. The balcony had to be removed, I have been told, because of fire regulations and also so it could fit the full St Michael's choirs.
On the whole I have been supportive of efforts to restore the Cathedral. I even support this, but I find the way the change is presented in this video to be disturbing. The music which sounds like it came from the Terminator (the '80's one- seriously, listen for the synthesizer) and the final slogan: "History remains, but change is coming" gives the whole thing a rather threatening feel. I'll just consider this video as a misfire. I hope.
In other news, interior restorations are underway at another of my favourite churches, Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph. Here is a list of what they plan to do. I am glad they are keeping the ends of the pews instead of replacing the pews entirely. Those ends were carved and irreplaceable. I would rather they didn't "widen" the opening in the communion rail- which means the brass gate will be going- but... sigh. At least they kicked out Vosko before he gutted the place.
For both churches I will hope for the best and wait until after the renovations are finished before I judge the work.