Berkshire Organ Co., Inc. (1976)

Originally Hutchings, Plaisted & Co. (1878)


First Parish Church, Congregational
318 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820 US
Organ ID: 71372

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Congregational Church
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 30 ranks.
Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022:

In 1976, the Berkshire Organ Company undertook a major tonal renovation and supplied a new console. The tonal pallet was recast along more classic lines. In 1985, a visually and aurally impressive Festival Trumpet stop, positioned in the rear gallery in en-chamade position, was built by the Trivo Company, and installed by E. A. Kelley Associates. This addition, coupled with the Berkshire renovation, brought the organ to a total of thirty ranks of pipes. In the late 1980s, the Church Council was apprised that extensive repairs and renovations would be necessary to address the tonal and mechanical deficiencies of the instrument, either ignored or not recognized in previous organ renovations. Subsequently, an Organ Committee was formed and their work continued for several years, culminating in May 1996 with the dedication of Opus 11 of the Faucher Organ Company of Biddeford, Maine. -- from "The First Parish Organ," history document via church website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on July 17, 2022.

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