New Organ Update! – September 2, 2020
The new organ installation was completed today (Sept. 2). It looks and sounds great!
The Cornell Zimmer team did a great job removing the old organ and the 20 speakers and 8 amps from the church and installing the new organ, 20 new speakers including new antiphonal speakers at the entryway to the church.
The last components for the organ arrived last week and the organ console was quickly finished. Luckily, we had done all the pre-wiring and organ space preparation (removing choir pews, modifying the choir risers, enlarging the organ space, running a new electrical outlet, and installing the new flooring under the organ) was completed, and we were ready to receive the organ this week and get the installation completed.
To my non-musical ear, the organ sounds great, but the next step is to get the organ tuned or ‘voiced.’ This will be done by a Voicing expert, with the accompaniment of Michael, the week of September 14th. It is expected that it will take about 3 days to tune the organ to be optimized for our Sanctuary at St Barnabas.
The new organ has a lot more capability than the older organ (lots of knobs and switches to the novice like me) and we should expect to hear great music from it for a very long time to come.
The first service with the new organ will be September 20th.
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