Our Organs

The organ is a versatile instrument, capable of great power and quiet tenderness. It provides music for the human soul, music for listening and for singing, and for instrumental ensembles. It brings people together, accompanies single voices and many, young and old, requiems and glorias. It provides music that embraces tragedy, sorrow, hope, joy, celebration. Centuries of organ literature open us to new worlds of sound and beauty.

Music of the organ is integral to our worship services. The church is blessed to have two fine organs. A 3-manual Möller pipe organ was installed in our sanctuary in 1967 and restored by Emery Brothers, Inc. in 2013. With antiphonal pipes located in the chancel area, the main organ is located in the rear choir loft. Together with the choir, it strongly supports congregational singing. The organ is in frequent use for weddings, funerals, concerts, and special events. Please click here to read more about the history of our Möller organ and its specifications.  

In 2015 we received a generous gift of a state-of-the-art digital organ made by the Walker Technical Co. to replace the aging organ in our beautiful chapel. The splendid acoustics of the chapel space enhance the digitally reproduced pipe sounds of Aeolian-Skinner organs. This organ is used for the Sunday 8 am worship service, and for special events and smaller worship services, weddings and funerals. Please click here to view the specifications of the Walker organ.

Powers and Hall presents First Presbyterian with the gift of music

In 2015, the church was given a wonderful gift representing hours of recording Christmas carols on our Möller pipe organ. The artists are friends of our church: Bill Powers, saxophonist, and Jonathan Hall, organist. You may click on each of the songs, or download them into a folder or onto a USB stick where they can play continuously. Please enjoy the music as part of your holiday listening, with gratitude for the musical talents of Powers and Hall, and for showcasing our Möller organ in this special way. Listen here.