THE ORGAN

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WOODBURY ORGAN

During the latter part of the 20th century, a period of experimentation took place with the choirs singing from the southeast transept, accompanied by a neo-classical unenclosed 8’ division by Casavant, combined with some ‘digital voices.’ The acoustic problems with this, both for choirs, organs and congregation resulted in an eventual return of the choirs to the choir gallery, where the acoustics are exceptional, and a removal of the Casavant and digital work. Our charming chamber organ now accompanies the choirs when they sing from the transept, and for the most part, the original Woodbury organ accompanies the choirs in the gallery, as was originally intended.

Unfortunately, the 20th century was not kind to the Woodbury organ, with numerous ranks being removed and damaged as various attempts were made to enlarge and alter the instrument. 

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SIMMONS CHAMBER ORGAN

During the latter part of the 20th century, a period of experimentation took place with the choirs singing from the southeast transept, accompanied by a neo-classical unenclosed 8’ division by Casavant, combined with some ‘digital voices.’ The acoustic problems with this, both for choirs, organs and congregation resulted in an eventual return of the choirs to the choir gallery, where the acoustics are exceptional, and a removal of the Casavant and digital work. Our charming chamber organ now accompanies the choirs when they sing from the transept, and for the most part, the original Woodbury organ accompanies the choirs in the gallery, as was originally intended.

Unfortunately, the 20th century was not kind to the Woodbury organ, with numerous ranks being removed and damaged as various attempts were made to enlarge and alter the instrument.