As Dublin Presbyterian Church was contemplating replacement of their electronic organ with a pipe organ, a 1990 Schantz became available. Because every pipe organ is designed and built specifically for its home, comprehensive modifications are often necessary when relocating an instrument. With both sanctuaries similar in size and acoustic, Dublin would be a good second home for this modest, well-balanced church organ.
Tonally, the organ was a perfect fit. Visually, the organ required a redesigned façade to complement its new home, so the project included a new case. Minor mechanical changes were made to accommodate the revised physical layout of the organ.
Though only 16 ranks, this organ effectively leads congregational singing, accompanies choirs, and plays most organ repertoire and will continue do so for many years.
For a short time-lapse video of our installation, click here .