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First Presbyterian Church Organ Installation

Posted by on November 1st, 2013

A new pipe organ, Opus 3898, built by Casavant Freres in Canada, is being installed at First Presbyterian Church.  The physical installation is complete and the final voicing and tuning will begin the first week of November.  I have compiled a photo album of the installation.  The instrument replaces a 1957 Wicks organ that was installed when the Sanctuary was built.  That organ has been donated to the Cathedral in Apia, Samoa and should be installed and ready there sometime in the spring of 2014.

The Casavant organ has 4,357 pipes and is installed in the existing pipe chambers in the Chancel, with two antiphonal chests and pipes installed on the rear wall of the Sanctuary.  The initial use of the organ in worship will occur on Christmas Eve of this year.