Salisbury Presbyterian Church, Midlothian, VA (2007)
Salisbury Presbyterian Church was home to a small historic tracker organ built by Jardine that was not adequate to support the growing choir programs and congregation. We advised them in the purchase of an organ built by Casavant in 1972 (Opus 3178) from a church in suburban Boston (left), then created a new design for the casework to adapt the new instrument to the existing architectural style of the church’s interior. The result was an instrument that seemed have always been there (below).
We oversaw the project from beginning to end, guiding the selection of the organ they purchased, dismantling the organ, shipping the components for renovation, commissioning the design, contracting for the new case, and installing the organ in the church. The new organ case was designed by Jay Zoller and built by QLF Pipe Organ Components, the new façade pipes were built by Organ Supply Industries, the windchests were releathered by Columbia Organ Works, the organ was revoiced by Scot Huntington of S.L. Huntington & Company. The dedication recital was played by Bradley Welch of Dallas, Texas.