Organ console in the Chancel.
Click here to view photos of the unloading of the new organ.
Inspired by the beauty and variety of the Austin Organ pipes, and as away to honor that organ, I assembled 121 of the 2900 pipes into
this sculpture. I arranged them in ranks of pipes, somewhat similar to the way they were, using original tack boards to hold them
in place, and incorporating some of the original structural wood for the vertical end pieces of the sculpture.
Remembering the Austin (click on the link to view the page)
Photos from Guy Lynch's visit to LeTourneau on February 26, 2012
This is called a "Swell Box." It will be housed in the north side of the Sanctuary in the original chamber, behind the grates of the
Chancel. A similar box called a "Choir and Solo Box" will be housed on the south side of the Sanctuary in the original chamber.
Both boxes will contain pipes with louvers allowing the sound to escape.
A closer view of the "Swell box."
Building the new organ from LeTourneau . . .
A craftsman assembles a panel.
A few "spitzflote" or pointy flute pipes.
Bourdons in storage.
Resonators for big reed pipes.
The beginnings of the interior framework.
Two of the four manual keyboards destined for our new console.
Chancel view of Austin Organ pipes.
Grill on south side.
Grill removed from south side.
Guy, Director of Music and Arts, turning sound drum in organ loft.
Keith, our custodian cleaning grill.
LeTourneau men loading truck.