St. Andrew's RC Church / Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center Church
923 Portland Avenue
Rochester, New York 14621
OHS Database ID 64388.
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Status and Condition
The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 1, 2019.
- This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Ian Scheil, who has heard or played the organ.
The Tellers-Kent organ at St. Andrew's Church was installed around 1933 in a new church building (cornerstone of church is 1928, but construction was not yet complete then). The organ has remained in use since then at weekly services, however was not maintained as well as it could have been. I personally played this instrument every single day as my mother worked at the church. I'd take the bus to the church after school each day and play for a few hours. I ended up being one of the only people to maintain the instrument at the time, having had the opportunity to explore and learn the pipe chambers and mechanisms first hand. The instrument has a very unique sound unlike any other I have ever heard. There is a recording in which the organ can be heard during a concert at St. Andrew's with the Eastman Chamber Orchestra where the lack of upkeep can be heard, but so can the actual power and unique quality of this instrument. The tremulants were very similar in sound to a theatre organ. I have much more information to add and a photograph of the console following the addition of this entry. (Database Manager. May 1, 2019)
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|Console. Photograph by Ian Scheil (2015)
|Church interior, choir loft and pipe chambers behind curtains.. Photograph by Ian Scheil (2013)
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