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St. George’s pipe organ, designed and built by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders of Canandaigua, NY is their largest and most complex instrument to date. The organ façade is designed in the mid-19th Century Italianate style in keeping with the historic 1849 church building. The façade design was a collaborative effort between Parsons, Jim Wollon, historic preservation architect from the Baltimore area, and Dan Cole of PipeShader. The organ sits majestically in the rear balcony with choir seating on tiered risers to the front and sides of the case. It accompanied worship for the first time in December of 2010.
The 2,667 pipes are controlled from three mechanical action keyboards and one pedalboard – Great, Swell, Positive and Pedal – and range in length from ½” resonators to 16’. The stop list is designed to create a worship instrument with a broad tonal and dynamic range.
The console is walnut and blood wood with accents of wenge wood and incorporates state of the art digital technology with 200 levels of combination action memory. St. George’s pipe organ represents years of prayerful study, planning and sacrifice, and will serve the congregation and community for many generations.
St. George’s organ featured on American Public Media’s Pipedreams Program
The nationally syndicated program of organ music, hosted by Michael Barone, featured Parsons Opus 29 and other newly built instruments in a program titled “Going Organic.” (Program #1318) The complete program is available on the Pipedreams web site.Organist Mark Laubach made this recording for Parsons in 2011.
Program – EGIL HOVLAND: Toccata, Now thank we all. WILIAM BOYCE: Voluntary in D. HELMUT WALCHA: Vom Himmel hoch. JOHANNES BRAHMS: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen. PAUL MANZ: Prelude on Cwm Rhondda