Early in 2015 we announced the contract award from Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church of San Antonio, Texas. The commission is a thorough rebuild of an existing four manual and 50 stop organ, built by Visser-Rowland as their opus 29.
The scope of the project is comprehensive and includes repair and restoration of the slider chests, replacing the key action with electric pulldown motors, rescaling and revoicing the reed and flue pipes, tonal regulation of the entire organ and construction of a new, mobile four-manual console with a curved-terrace design.
The project is currently underway at our shop in East Haddam and progress pictures will be posting in the new year. More information can be found at the following links:
- Original announcement
- Blog post: San Antonio: An Explainer
- Blog post: Tales from the Road
- Blog post: New console design and specification unveiled
The music program at St. Luke’s is headed by Mr. Russell Jackson, and belongs to the Anglican choral tradition. Music at St. Luke's enjoys tremendous support from the clergy, congregation and community of San Antonio. Removal of the organ will begin this spring and we look forward to reinstalling the completed instrument in the summer of 2016.