We are thrilled about the 31-rank American Classic style pipe organ which is being built for us by Kegg Pipe Organ Builders which was completed in the summer of 2008. This organ will give a warm, rich tone and will give us a magnificent musical resource for traditional Episcopal liturgical worship and hymn singing, as well as opportunities for recitals and choral festivals for the entire North Coast community. The organ is being built to our specifications and will fill Christ Church with beautiful sound for decades to come.
KEGG ORGAN INSTALLATION
The venerable Christ Church pipe organ, parts of which dated to the 19th century was used for the last time on Christmas Eve, 2007 in a glorious choral Eucharist. On the first Sunday in Advent preparations for the removal of the organ and for the renovation of the sanctuary area began with a volunteer
crew of parishioners who completely dismantled, cleared and stored all of the furniture and items from the sanctuary, except for the altar. The altar was lifted by a crane and moved to its new location farther forward in the sanctuary a few days later. The organ’s removal began on December 26th and was completed in early January. Construction necessary in preparation for the new organ began on January 14th. The new organ which was built in Ohio and disassembled for transport to Eureka arrived on April 22 with Charles Kegg and his installation team. Installation was completed on May 2 with voicing of it to taking place during May.
|Console Completed||Refinished Altar||Reconstructed Back of the Altar|