The Church’s Instruments

Holtkamp Organ Company, 1969
Cleveland, Ohio

Restoration and Tonal Additions, 2004
Andover Organ Company
Lawrence, Massachusetts

The 1,811-pipe Holtkamp mechanical-action organ was installed in 1969. Installed in the rear gallery of the church, the organ is a two-manual instrument with 34 ranks of pipes. It replaced an electronic instrument that had been in use for five years after the congregation moved to its present location.

In 2004, the organ was rebuilt and enlarged by the Andover Organ Company. Repairs were made to the wind chests and the action, and the pipes were cleaned and repaired as needed. Four additional stops were added, and the organ was regulated for volume and balance in the sanctuary. The new pipes add to the tonal palette of the organ, but the essential character of the original Holtkamp organ was retained.

Andover also rebuilt the three-stop Steinmann portative organ in 2003. This one-manual organ was purchased in 1967 and is used primarily in the chapel and can be moved into the sanctuary when needed.

For more information on the Holtkamp organ: Organ Information

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Steinmann Portative Organ, 1967
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Restoration, 2004
Andover Organ Company

8′ Gedeckt             54 pipes

4′ Rohrflöte            54 pipes

2′ Prinzipal             54 pipes

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Kawai RX-5 Grand Piano, 1996
Japan

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 (photos by Kenneth Bryson)

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Hubbard Harpsichord, 1980
Hubbard Harpsichords, Wayland, MA

Restoration 2015
Osborne & Everett
Carlisle, PA

The French double-manual harpsichord in the style of late 18th C. harpsichord maker
Pascal Taskin was purchased as a kit and assembled and painted by members and friends of the congregation.

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Malmark Handbells
Plumsteadville, PA

St. John’s purchased its first handbells in 1993—a 2-octave set of bells. The 3rd octave was ordered in 2001, the 4th octave arrived in 2007, and parts of the 5th octave were purchased
in 2008−2009. In 2015, two missing 5th octave bass bells were added, and during the summer of 2017 a generous donation has allowed us to buy the last two bells to complete our five-octave set.

Joining the handbells in 2009 was a 3-octave set of Malmark choirchimes.

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(photos by Kenneth Bryson)

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