Organs & Instruments
“Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!” Psalm 150:3-4
Sanctuary Pipe Organ
Built in 1973 by the C.B. Fisk organ company of Gloucester, Massachusetts, the sanctuary pipe organ, Opus 65, stands in the gallery at the rear of the sanctuary. It houses 19 stops and 27 ranks of pipes, from the delicate Chimney Flute to the powerful 16’ Bassoon pedal stop. The sanctuary organ is an integral part of our worship and musical life together. It accompanies choir anthems, inspires congregational singing, and greets and sends us with moving preludes and postludes.
Upper Parish Hall Grand Piano
Given in memory of Steve Lewis (1939 - 2005), our 1980 Yamaha C5X grand piano provides the musical foundation for our Parish Choir rehearsals each week. On Sunday mornings our youngest parishioners gather around the piano in Upper Parish Hall during Sunday School. And our most intimate Community Concerts enjoy the excellent acoustics and historic setting with this professional concert grand piano.
Hadley Hall Grand Piano
Our 1901 Steinway Model O grand piano has so much history. Fully restored, this exquisite instrument lives in Hadley Hall, our largest event space. Whether it’s opening our annual meeting with a hymn, providing dinner music during Midweek, accompanying our Community Concerts, or any number of other occasions, this piano provides us with so much beautiful music. A gift from our former music director, this piano brings us together to make beautiful music just as Craig Benner did!
Sanctuary Upright Piano
Located in the quire of the chancel, our 1999 Yamaha U1 upright piano provides the accompaniment for some of our most intimate worship moments. Equally at home accompanying a meditative choir anthem during communion, or a rousing Christmas carol during the children’s pageant, this piano at the front of the sanctuary nicely complements our mighty pipe organ at the back.
Chapel Continuo Pipe Organ
This small continuo organ, built by the Beckerath organ company of Hamburg, Germany in 2000, is perfectly matched for our beautiful chapel. It provides lovely accompaniment for a soloist, small ensemble, or intimate gathering or worship service.