Chapelwood's Sanctuary Organ


Sanctuary organ

SPECIFICATIONS 

Sanctuary organ

History

In the year of 1971, Chapelwood United Methodist Church installed a 41 rank Moller pipe organ, Opus No. 10763. The console was a four manual console built to AGO specifications with a pneumatic/mechanical capture system. The 1980s brought times of expansion for the Chapelwood Sanctuary at which point the Moller Pipe Organ Company added 18 ranks of pipes. Austin Organ Company added a new four manual console to the organ in 1990 with additions by Walker, and the chancel area was expanded with console placement in the center of the choir loft. In 2000, extensive pipe replacement was completed by the Reuter Organ Company of Lawrence, Kansas. This work replaced the entire Great Division, Swell Reeds, Swell Mixtures and replacement of the Trompette en Chamade. Further renovations to Sanctuary were completed in 2006 bringing the building to its current state. In the fall of 2016 Chapelwood United Methodist Church chose the Allen Organ Company to build a new five manual console with additions with continued pipe maintenance by the Reuter Organ Company. The church of nearly 7,000 members supports a vibrant music ministry. The organ serves as the primary instrument in many of the roles of Sanctuary worship. 

Read the story of how the new organ came to be here.

Sanctuary organ