Organ Profile: Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford CT
Classic Organ Works has recently finished working with Bon Smith of Austin Organ Service on the installation of a new instrument at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford CT. I was the lead applications engineer for this job.
Emanuel Lutheran was founded approximately 125 years ago (1889) by Swedish immigrants who settled in the Frog Hollow neighbourhood of Hartford CT. The current building was constructed in 1924 and claims a congregation of 800 members, the building is also used by many community groups. Musically there is an Anthem Choir which sings every Sunday, and a Bell Choir which plays about every 3 weeks, they are also always on the look out for other musicians who would like to contribute to their community.
Bon Smith first contacted Classic in 2009, however it took a few years for the church to get financing in place before work could begin. Work started to proceed again in Sept 2014 when Bon contacted me about obtaining an updated estimate, and Classic shipped the completed control system in February 2015. Bon finished the installation just before Christmas 2015.
The console uses discrete Legacy boards, the chamber used the Legacy grey boxes.
Console Control Computer
Bon stacked the Stop Action Driver Boards
This system includes:
100 tongue tabs for stops and couplers
92 pistons and toe studs
34 Pipes ranks, 17 Walker Digital Pipes, and 9 MIDI
Solo Trumpet is non-coupling
MIDI Record / Playback included
Registration Sequencer or Piston Sequencer
If you are in the area, Bon would probably be happy to arrange for you to see it.