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Peragallo Pipe Organ

Our Peragallo Pipe Organ was installed in July 2011. It is a 62 rank, three manual and pedal organ.

The main organ includes the Grand Orgue, Positiv, Pedal, and Recit Divisions which occupy the pipe chamber on the right side of the nave. The new Grand Choeur division is located behind the left casework and provides a foil to the main instrument and allows for a balance of tonal projection in the worship space to support congregational singing. For a list of the Organ's specifications, click here.

The organ key desk is a low-profile French curved terrace design with select hardwoods such as cherry and mahagony. The tonal design was developed in collaboration with the church organist, Thomas Marshall. To learn more about our organist, Thomas Marshall, click here.

As part of the installation, the organ committee and the Peragallo's worked to improve the acoustics of the space by adding new tonal openings on both sides of the sanctuary and adding a new hardwood floor to the chancel area. The effect of these site improvements created a wonderfully balanced acoustic for the organ to project down the nave of the church.

The architectural integrity of the sanctuary has been enhanced by the new facade pipe cabinets positioned in front of the tonal openings. The Peragallo firm designed these cabinets to match perfectly with the original architecture and fine 18th century millwork present throughout the church sanctuary.

The Peragallo Pipe Organ Company is a fourth generation of organ builders. It was founded in 1918 by Mr. John Peragallo, Sr., who was an apprentice with the famous E.M. Skinner Organ Company. Mr. John Peragallo, Jr., joined the company in 1949 and further enhanced the business with a close “father-son” relationship. Today, this tradition continues with John III and Frank now heading the company joined by their sons Anthony and John IV. Specialized personal voicing has been the credo of the Peragallo Organ Company with personal voicing by John III, Frank, and their sons. The Peragallo firm is a family organization whose pipe organs successfully integrate old world craftsmanship with modern day technology. For more information, visit their website at http://www.peragallo.com/.

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