Summer Projects

Summer has been a busy time at the shop, where we are working our way through several big maintenance projects. These include:

-Cleaning Op. 14 after smoke damage to the interior of the church
-New chest mechanics and improved structure to a Marshall-Bennet in Aurora, IN
-New reservoirs and re-leathering projects at several Indiana churches
-Cleaning pipework and repairing wind lines in Wanamaker, IN

Our pipe washing trays have been in constant use all summer...


This fall we look forward to replacing the mechanics and console controls at a church just blocks from the shop. Nice to work in the neighborhood from time to time!

Lexington Dedication

Op. 50 is at home! After 2 months of onsite installation and tuning, Good Shepherd Episcopal in Lexington, KY is home to Op. 50. On Friday, June 21st Good Shepherd organist John Linker and his colleagues Schuyler Robinson and Owen Sammons shared a wonderful recital to dedicate the organ. The church was filled to the brim with people, and it was so rewarding to hear everyone singing together on the opening hymn “When In Our Music God is Glorified”. We look forward to many more recitals and services at Good Shepherd, and are honored to have built an organ for this community. Dedication

Antiphonal installation

The Op. 50 Antiphonal division is installed! The cases and pipes are at home in Lexington, a teasing presence of the rest of the instrument to come. (The control systems, blower, and console are still on their way.) We probably received the most celebratory welcome ever: a full procession with robed choir, bag piper and a liturgy blessing the organ.

The church took both live webcast video and still time-lapse photos of the installation, available here:

We’ll be back on May 6th to install half of the front organ (and pick up more bourbon…)

Open House for Op. 50

The Open House for Lexington was a huge success. We had around 300 people walk through our doors, including a bus from Good Shepherd, local AGO members, and Indy residents who were walking the “First Friday” Gallery openings here on Mass Ave. John Linker played the first official piece for everyone assembled, and everyone had a chance to try out the console and see the [unstained] casework. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Lexington Open House 1

Lexington Open House 2