Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – News of our Wigton Pipe Organ In the Great and Pedal cases the facade pipes do not fill all the space. The remaining area will be covered by “pipe shades”. Here is a picture of some of them as they wait to be completed and installed. Meanwhile, as we await delivery...

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – Nerdy details on the new Wigton pipe organ In each of the three organ divisions (Pedal on the left, Great on top on the right, Swell below), the casework and pipe display is divided into three sections. This reflects the layout of the windchests. For those who are interested, here’s more...

Wigton Pipe Organ Today

Midday Today – The new Wigton organ is taking on pipes! The large case on the left is the pedal where part of the 16′ Bourdon is visible as well as part of the 8′ Principal. More pipes are being added to the Great, the highest section on the right.

Wigton Pipe Organ

The New Organ The framework for the pedal case went up today; the final shape of the instrument is more clear. David Wigton stands in the pedal as Fr. Shaun LaDuc climbs in the rafters.

Wigton Pipe Organ

The Wigton Pipe Organ has begun to arrive at the Church of the Visitation, Saint Augustine’s House. The case that includes the Great and Swell is seen here and the pedal case is yet to be put up on the left. It will make the organ appear more balanced than in this picture. David...

Paschal Time

Easter lilies shout Paschal joy and the organ joins in! This weekend our long-serving pipe organ will sound its final notes at St. Augustine’s House. It will be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday morning mass, 6 p.m. Sunday Second Vespers, and 8.30 a.m. Monday mass, then dismantling will begin.

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – Here is the stoplist of the organ from Wigton Pipe Organs, originally a 1975 Berghaus, never completed. GREAT 8′ Rohrgedackt 4′ Principal 2 Gemshorn II Cornet III Mixture Tremulant SWELL 8′ Holzgedackt 8′ Dulciana, t.c. 4′ Harmonic Flute 2′ Principal 8′ Rohrschalmei Tremulant PEDAL 16′ Bourdon 8′ Principal 4′ Choralbass 16′...

Organ Thursday

Organ Thursday – Notes on the St. Augustine’s House organs, new and old The existing organ in the Church of the Visitation, St. Augustine’s House, will be removed in the week of May 20 to make way for the Wigton organ which will begin to be installed later in the week of May 27....

Organ Update

Our Wigton pipe organ is presently being finished in Mr. Wigton’s nearby shop and should be in place by early this summer. Festivities to observe its arrival await to be scheduled but we expect various liturgies and recitals over the next year. We hope they continue indefinitely after that! Three important stops await delivery...