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.

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worship times

Worship Times

CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Valet parking service 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

17th Sunday After Pentecost

World Communion Sunday

October 5, 2014

Sermon Title:  "What Does God Owe Us?"
Texts: Isaiah 5:7; Matthew 21:42-43

Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey preaching

 

Scriptures

Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 19

Philippians 3:4b-14

Matthew 21:33-46

 

Music

Lawrence P. Schreiber, Organist-Choirmaster

 

 

PRELUDE:

"Meditation"

Leo Sowerby

 

INTROIT:

"Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!"

Darwall

 

GRADUAL:

"Many Tables"

Fred Gramann

Text by Fred Gramann

Deborah Miller, Soprano

The Chancel Choir

 

OFFERTORY:

"Sarabande"

Arcangelo Corelli

 

 

POSTLUDE:

"The Heavens Declare God's Glory (Psalm 19)

Benedetto Marcello

 

 

 


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