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Skinner Opus 563 - Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University - 2023

Skinner Opus 563 - Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University - 2023

Ortloff Organ Company is pleased to join a team assembled to restore and transplant Skinner Organ Company Opus 563 to Perkins Chapel at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Opus 3 - St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, ME - 2022

Opus 3 - St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, ME - 2022

SWe designed our 19-stop, 25-rank Opus 3 for St. Alban’s putting the accompaniment of singing front and center. A bold Great organ including a Trumpet on high pressure undergirds and supports congregational singing. A Swell organ, directly behind the choir seating, provides voices and effects for choral accompaniment.

Opus 2 - St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Shoreline, WA 2020

Opus 2 - St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Shoreline, WA 2020

Our Opus 2, of 16 stops and 18 ranks, was commissioned in late 2018 by St. Dunstan's to replace a failing second-hand pipe organ installed by church members into what was originally intended to be the church hall. After a thorough process, the church’s organ committee elected to commission a fine electric action organ to complement the rich collection of mechanical action instruments in the greater Seattle area.

Opus 1 - St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Penfield, NY 2016

Opus 1 - St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Penfield, NY 2016

In early 2014, Nathan Davy, then-director of music, invited us to submit a proposal for a new pipe organ to replace a failing electronic instrument, installed in the 1980s. The church, built in 1967, was not designed with a pipe organ in mind; space would have to be created for one. The visual design, developed by Chris Ortloff, Jr., places the organ on the central axis of the church, supported on a new 40’-wide platform constructed across the front. Great care was taken in the design process to maintain focus of worship on the altar, and to complement, not compete with, the dramatic gold mosaic surrounding the crucifix.

St. Thomas Church, New York, NY 2016

St. Thomas Church, New York, NY 2016

Ortloff Organ Company was commissioned in early 2016 to build a three-manual console to function as the interim chancel instrument at New York's St. Thomas Church ahead of the installation of the new Dobson organ in 2017. Tasked with accompanying the revered Choir of Men and Boys, the instrument uses Hauptwerk software, and samples appropriate to the repertoire performed by the choir. Built of solid, quartersawn white oak, and walnut, stained and finished to match the chancel furniture of the church, the console was delivered in August, 2016.

Dr. Karl Saunders Residence, Zanesville, OH 2015

Dr. Karl Saunders Residence, Zanesville, OH 2015

To complement the theatre pipe organ already installed in his home, Karl Saunders commissioned a four-manual organ console controlling Hauptwerk software in 2014 to enable practice of classical organ literature on a variety of sampled pipe organs.

Skinner Opus 708 - The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont/Boston, MA - 2015

Skinner Opus 708 - The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont/Boston, MA - 2015

Jonathan Ortloff was honored to be part of the team assembled by Jonathan Ambrosino to complete the restoration and relocation of Skinner Opus 708.

The Parish of All Saints, Ashmont, in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, is one of two Anglo-Catholic parishes in the city and worships in the first church building designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue.

Wurlitzer Opus 970 - Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh, NY - 2013

Wurlitzer Opus 970 - Strand Theatre, Plattsburgh, NY - 2013

Wurlitzer Opus 970 was built in 1924 for the Colney Theatre in Philadelphia, and was subsequently owned by Leonard and Louise Johnson of Hingham, MA. In 2004 the Johnsons donated the organ to the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh, NY. Though added to, the orignial core of the organ, including the electro-pneumatic relay and combination action, remained unaltered.