The Chancel Organ

The chancel organ will consist of over 7,000 pipes, which will be housed in the chambers on both sides of the chancel area, above the choir loft. The façade pipes will be housed in oak cases carved to match the tracery surrounding the baptistry.

John T. Austin developed his Universal Air Chest in the 1890s and Austin Organ Company will be exploiting several unique advantages of this construction in the First Baptist chancel organ. The chancel organ is built on two “airboxes” or airtight rooms which are accessible through an airlock when the organ is in operation and under pressure. This allows for easier maintenance when necessary as the technician may watch all of the components while they are in operation. In conventional organ designs, it is not possible to see the individual components as they are operating.

The “airbox” form of construction allows for a perfect distribution of pressurized air throughout the organ chambers in the Chancel. Essentially, most of the floor area of the chambers will have pressurized air above it – all contained in the two airtight rooms. This is actually a very efficient use of the space. In the typical organ construction, the pressurized air collects in “reservoirs” throughout the organ and is then distributed via a tangled network of wind lines to the individual chests.

weekly sermons

worship times

Worship Times

CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Valet parking is available at the "O" Street entrance to the Education Building and at the garage ramp.

MOSAIC Saturday,
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

this week in worship

20th Sunday After Pentecost

October 26, 2014

Sermon Title:  "Loving God and Neighbor"

Texts: Matthew 22:34-46;

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Rev. Deborah Cochran 

preaching

 

Scriptures

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Matthew 22:34-46 

 

Music

Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster

 

 PRELUDE:

"Ein' Feste Burg 1st Unser Gott"

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

 

INTROIT:

"Jubilate"

Dmitri S. Bortniansky

 

GRADUAL:

"O God, Our Help in Ages Past"

(St. Anne)

William Croft, 1708

Arr. by Robert Shaw

The Chancel Choir

 

OFFERTORY ANTHEM:

"And Can It Be"

Thomas Campbell

The Chancel Choir

Dr. Neil Holliker

Guest Conductor

 

POSTLUDE:

"Fantasia on 'St. Anne'"

Lawrence P. Schreiber (2003)

 

 

 


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