Transfiguration Episcopal

Job #:  C946

Location: San Mateo CA

Organ Type: pipe

Building Type: church

Date: 2011

The sanctuary of Transfiguration Episcopal is used for a wide variety of musical types, including spring quartets and choirs, in addition to using the organ. The original French Terrace style Reuter organ in was rebuilt by Hupalo & Repasky in 2011.  

Metropolitan United

Job #:  C476

Location:  Toronto, ON, Canada

Organ Type: Pipe

Building Type: Church

Date: 2000 / 2005

The organ at Metropolitan United is the largest, and one of the most widely respected instruments in Canada. Built by Casavant Frères and installed in 1930, this magnificent organ has inspired and moved generations of music lovers from Toronto and around the world. Preliminary work was done in 2000 and then updated and completed in 2005.

First Presbyterian, Glens Falls NY

Job #: C976 / C977

Location: Glens Falls, NY

Organ Type: Pipe

Building Type: Church

Date: C976 (Chancel) 2012, C977 (Gallery) Future

Music at First Presbyterian Church includes an aggressive program of concerts which usually include the church's pipe organs. The instruments are a 1972 III/60 Casavant, Opus 3170 installed in the rear gallery, and a Reuter Opus 2148 a IV/69 built in 1991 and installed in the chancel. Both instruments can be played from the chancel console, however there are controls allowing the organist to disable the Casavant from the chancel console and have the organs function independently. The two instruments working together, make this one of the 100 largest pipe organs in the world and the largest organ between New York City and Montreal.

Foley-Baker has maintained both organs for 10 years and were contracted to provide all new electronic relays linking and controlling both instruments and ongoing tonal improvements to the Chancel organ. The Chancel organ was completed in 2013, the Gallery is set for a future date.

St Malachy R.C., New York City

Job #: C960 C961

Location: New York City, NY  (Times Square)

Organ Type: Dual Console Pipe

Building Type: Church

Date: 2012

This is an organ restoration of an Aeolian Skinner pipe organ at St Malachy's - The Actor's Chapel in Times Square, New York City, NY.

It is a dual-console, dual-organ installation, each console of this system C960 (Sanctuary / drawknob) and C961 (Gallery / rocker tab) is able to control the full resources of the entire system (over 40 pipe ranks plus Walker digital ranks).

Each console has been provided with a piston which functions as a General Cancel for the other console; this is so the organist can make sure nothing has been accidentally left active on the other console when (s)he sits down to play.

There is also an “Organ Ventil” piston on each console; this is so the organist may disallow specific stops/divisions on their own console. This feature will primarily be used during organ duets, when one organist may for example, control the Great and Swell and the other organist may control the Choir and Chancel. The Ventils may be re-programmed at any time.

The Sanctuary console has 73 drawknobs, 35 rocker tabs, and almost 100 pistons, toe studs, and push buttons. There is a Crescendo plus 2 expression shoes (Swell and Choir), with corresponding bargraphs. The top 3 segments of the Crescendo bargraph is use to indicate when the Sforzando is active. There is also an expression engine for the Chancel, which may be assigned to any of the 3 shoes.

The Gallery console has over 100 rocker tabs controlling Pedal, Great, Swell, Choir, and Chancel. Expressions function the same way as for the Sanctuary, however there is only one bargraph.

St Agnes Cathedral       

Job #: C950

Location: Rockville Centre, NY (Long Island)

Organ Type: Dual Console Pipe

Building Type: Church

Date: 2011

Agnes Cathedral is a very large church with a very busy liturgical space. Originally, a dual console Wicks organ was installed, which suffered from multiple lighting strikes. Following a massive lightning strike during a snow storm in January of 2011, the decision was made to install an all new Classic relay system. Matched, dual consoles make for a large and complex relay. Classic systems are optically isolated and robust, so even after a lighting strike, most of the time service on the relay isn't complicated. Consoles and installation of their related chamber equipment were tackled one at a time, so the organ could remain in place, and playing during this undertaking. Installation of the new system was completed by Christmas the same year.

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