Updated by Scot Huntington, who has heard or played the organ.
In recent years the church demographics have changed. The chapel is now unused, has been cleared of furniture, and is presently used as a storage area. The organ is functional but unused, sadly lapsing into unplayability. As originally built, the organ was rather gentle- the chapel being used for morning prayer and intimate weddings, funerals, and the occasional Evensong or minor liturgical service. Dr. John Hofmann, organist of the church for over 30 years and Organ Professor at SUNY Fredonia, had the organ loudened slightly as it was ineffective at leading hymn singing when the chapel was full. The loudening by Bohall was expertly and sympathetically done, but the organ lost something of its original silvery elegance in the process, going from understated to forthright.
Updated through online information from scot huntington.
The organ was loudened by Donald Bohall, head of the Schlicker service department ca. 1974. This organ was the first tonally fully developed neo-baroque organ built by Hermann Schlicker, and served as a demonstration organ for interested clients visiting the factory, until the large organ was built in the main church three years later.
Updated through on-line information from David Snyder.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Status Note: There 2004.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
In a common expression box.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.