The Austin Organ Opus #2759
Since the fourth century B.C., pipe organs have provided music to large groups of people, whether in concert halls, movie theatres, stadia, dance halls, hotel ballrooms, supper clubs, art galleries, or churches and synagogues. In churches, pipe organs are used to lead the congregation in singing, to accompany the choir and other musicians, to provide soul-inspiring music for special occasions, and to offer a venue for great music for the wider community.
The Austin Organ #2759 was designed and built in 1995 to complement the acoustics of the new Christ Congregational Church building. On almost every Sunday worship is greatly enhanced by this instrument leading our congregation and choir with it’s sound. The organ was designed to complement the entire sanctuary with its magnificence and beauty. When you walk into our sanctuary you can’t help but be in awe of it.
Our Austin Organ has three divisions: Great, Swell and Pedal. Three manuals plus a pedalboard along with 36 stops. There are a total of 1,676 pipes that are already installed in this organ. The complete specificationwill show you all about the details
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At the time of its installation, the Choir Division was prepared but not installed. The choir division allows the organ to create tones that are much softer which allow many other pieces to be played and create subtle effects for worship. We are currently working on a campaign to complete this magnificent instrument we’re calling Project Pipes, if you would like help us, check out our Project Pipes page to see fundraising events or ways to contribute.
We also use the organ outside of our standard worship
- Midday Music
- One Wednesday every month we have guest organists come and give us a concert during the day
- Phantom of the Opera
- We showed the silent film version where Peter Krasinski played the organ
- Bach Birthday Bash
- For the past few years we’ve been celebrating Bach’s birthday enjoying pieces he wrote on the organ