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Organ Rededication & Hymn Sing

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Bergen EPC was founded in 1807 and the organ was installed in 1907 to celebrate the centennial year. Over the past year, the organ has been overhauled (see the description below) and has been returned to close to its original sound. The concert this Sunday will be a time of celebration of the restored organ with classical and sacred music. The performers for the concert will be Alden Snell, our church organist, and David Carmer, the organist of Trinity Lutheran Church in Medina, New York.

The other programs in the Concert Series feature a range of music from flute to brass to guitar to organ. We hope you will be blessed by the musical performances we share this winter and spring.

All are welcome! A freewill offering will be collected to support music outreach at the church, and there will be a reception following each performance.

Parsons Pipe Organ Builders of Canandaigua, NY, recently completed a nearly total restoration of our church’s 1907 Viner & Son pipe organ. Parsons first rebuilt the air system—reservoir and bellows—to match the amount of air pressure originally envisioned by Charles Viner when he built the organ in the early 20th century. Next, each pipe was removed, cleaned, and re-voiced to accommodate the air pressure generated by the new wind system. Then, they rebuilt the keyboard mechanisms, which had become uneven and difficult to play reliably. The restored instrument is now capably leading congregational singing and should serve our church for another century or more.

There is a brief description of the organ renovation and many pictures on the church’s website -

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