Grace United Church of Christ
Organ Restoration Project
The New Organ began service on
Sunday, October 26, 2014
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John Peragallo Performed the Dedicatory Concert
Sunday, November 16, 2014 3:00 P.M.
TThe 1940 M. P. Moller pipe organ has undergone a rebuild by the Peregallo Organ Company in Patterson, New Jersey. In that process, the pipes were removed from the chambers and taken to the factory for refurbishing, that is cleaned and any repairs that were needed were made. The organ rebuilding was designed to take the instrument many years into the future. With that, the two manual (keyboard) console was removed and replaced with a new three manual console. The new console was designed to match the architecture and wood color of the sanctuary. Along with the refurbishing of the pipes, digital sound has been added to enlarge the organ in sound, giving the organist the ability to use different combinations for sound effects in the music that is being presented.
These are pictures from the plant, Peragallo workshop and the church during the installation.
The first set of pictures are of the pipes after being cleaned and restored and inserted into the new organ windchests. John Peragallo took the pictures on a visit by Harold E. Heller, our church organist and choir director.
|Installing the Organ at Grace|
|The New Organ Console|