Cathedral Organ

Join us for the final organ recital of 2016:

Sunday, October 30th at 6:00pm

The Phantom of the Opera 1925 silent movie,

accompanied on the organ by Timothy Brumfield

(St Gregory's, Boca Raton, formerly St John the Divine, NYC)

Tickets are $15 in advance (from here) and $20 on the door.

 

                               

The organ at Trinity Cathedral was installed at the time of the church’s construction in the mid-1920s. It was built by Ernest M. Skinner and Company, who had developed a national reputation for building large organs for some of the most prestigious churches, concert halls, colleges, and auditoriums in the country. The organ’s initial specification was four manuals, forty-three stops, thirty-six ranks and 2,497 pipes, including an Echo chamber in the rear gallery containing four ranks of pipes.

The current specification of the organ can be found here. In addition to over one thousand pipes that have been added to the organ since the 1920s (including the Chamade trumpet, installed as a result of Trinity became a cathedral in 1970), two recent projects have occurred. The first, completed in 2001, added a number of digital stops to the instrument, enhancing both the organ's power and versatility. The second, completed in late 2013, involved the upkeep of the pipework already in existence, since much of the leatherwork required replacing in order to ensure the organ's ability to function reliably for decades to come. For over two years the organ's pipes, windchests and mechanical components were housed in the factory of R.A.Colby in Johnson City, Tennessee (click here to view the removal timelapse video), conveniently coinciding with the cathedral's renovation project.  

The first Organist who is known to have played a concert on the original organ is Claude Murphree, who played both on February 30, 1930 and on March 11, 1946. Famous French virtuosi Marcel Dupré and André Marchal were heard in recital both in the 1930s and 1940s. Virgil Fox also played twice here during the 1940s and 1950s, where he was joined by Richard Elsasser and Arden Whitacre. More recently organists have included Bruce Neswick, Simon Johnson, Jonathan Dimmock, Jeremy Filsell, Richard Spotts and John Scott. 

 

 

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Upcoming Events
DEC

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SAT
Advent Quiet Day
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
"Preparing for Joy." Readings, meditations, and discussion led by Mother Busto. There will be ample time for silence and reflection, to walk in the Cathedral and its grounds, and to journal, draw, or write poetry or prayers, as the Spirit moves you. We will end the morning with Eucharist in the North Chapel. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please bring a notepad and pen or pencil. A free-will donation of $5 is welcome, but not required.
DEC

05

MON
Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM
All Saints Chapel
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06

TUE
Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM
All Saints Chapel
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08

THU
Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM
All Saints Chapel
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09

FRI
Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM
All Saints Chapel
Homeless Assistance Center Monthly Meal Service
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Members and friends of Trinity serve the evening meal at the Homeless Assistance Center (N. Miami Ave @ NE 15th St) on the second Friday of each month. All are invited to help serve those transitioning from homelessness.
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