Opus 25Built by Richards, Fowkes and Co.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Our organ is now completed, first heard in its full glory on Easter Sunday morning (April 17, 2022). The reed stops, which were the last stops to be finished, are the crowning glory of the organ, adding brilliance, color and drama to the full organ sound.
Our journey toward completion began with the arrival of the organ in November 2021, and the first Sunday we used the organ in service was December 5, 2021, when we had the 8’ foundation stops, which are the stops upon which everything else rests. By Christmastide 2021, we had all of the 8’ and 4’ foundation stops, adding some cheerful color.
By the end of February 2022, we had all of the higher pitched stops that complement the foundation stops, giving us a full chorus with a range of pitches to enjoy. The largest of our reed stops, the pedal 16’Posaune was used April 3, 2022 during the Postlude, and on Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022 we added the 16’ and 8’ reeds on the swell during the Prelude. Lastly, for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, we showcased the entire organ, including the Great Trumpet featured in the final Prelude piece (Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne).
For photographs and information on the construction, installation, and history of the Organ Project, please see The Organ Project Archive.OPUS 25 SPECIFICATIONS
Save the Date!
Organ Dedication: October 2, 2022 at 10am / 4pm
Please mark your calendars for our Organ Dedication on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The organ will be dedicated during the 10:00am service, and the dedication recital will be performed at 4:00pm by Dr. Aaron Tan.
During the 10:00 am service the organ will be blessed and will feature a new choral anthem commissioned by St. Andrew’s for the event, and composed by parishioner Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra. The organ dedication recital will be performed at 4:00 pm that same day by Dr. Aaron Tan, winner of numerous competitions and awards.