St. George’s Parsons pipe organ needs your help!
We have nine stops, (732 pipes) left to install for our wonderful instrument to be complete as designed, at a total cost of $271, 844.00. Our organ has received rave reviews from International Concert Organists, critics and concert goers. Many newcomers to St. George’s have listed the organ and music program as a primary reason for choosing to worship here. With your help, we can continue to expand our musical outreach and evangelism.
Ways to Help
Make a donation to the Organ Fund – A contribution of any amount will help us complete our instrument.
Purchase a Pipe – $372 will buy one new pipe. 61 pipes will complete one stop.
Purchase a Stop – You can purchase an entire stop for less than the average cost of a new car sold in the U.S. ($33,550.00 according to USA Today) The following stops are available and are listed in order of importance.
Swell Viole da Gamba – $35,823.00 The softest stop in the organ; sounds like a string orchestra.
Great Chimney Flute – $28,809.00 A soft flute sound for accompanying or solo.
Great Tierce – $26,286.00 A part of the Principal Chorus, used for accompanying hymns and playing Bach.
Positive Quint – $26,806.00 A sound used to augment a solo or create a richer chorus.
Positive Cor Anglais – $33,597.00 A soft solo reed
Great Clarion – $36,497.00 A robust chorus reed for additional color in French Romantic works and festive occasions.
Swell Vox Humana – $33,511.00 A soft solo reed, similar to an oboe, but lighter.
Pedal Mixture – $35,298.00 Multiple ranks of small pipes that complete the principal chorus in the pedal.
Pedal 32′ Bombarde – $15,218.00 An electronic stop. (Must be purchased with another stop to receive this price.)