This organ was purchased by and relocated to Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA. A farewell concert was held on November 3, 2019, and dismantling of the organ began shortly thereafter by A. Thompson Allen, New Haven, CT. A virtual organ sample set was created before the organ was removed.We received the most recent update for this note from Geoff Johnson on November 29, 2020.
Due to declining membership, the church held its last service September 2, 2018, and closed; the building will remain open for a further year to the many organizations who currently meeting in the facility.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.
Updated through online information from Geoff Johnson. -- Organ restored in 2007 by A. Thompson-Allen Company. Vox humana rank (originally prepared for) was added during the restoration. Setter board combination action was disconnected, though left in place for historical purposes, and replaced by a multi-level digital combination action. Other than the Vox Humana and new combination action, the organ is as it was originally installed. Organ has a nine-rank floating Positiv division playable on the Swell, Great, and Choir manuals.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Installed in 1951; extant; this organ was designed by H. Leroy Baumgartner; Harrison became so frustrated with the project that he gave the project over to A. Thompson-Allen for completion.
Identified through online information from Nathan Smith.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Organ removal for relocation to Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA.: Photograph by Geoff Johnson. Taken on 2019-11-27