We designed our 19-stop, 25-rank Opus 3 for St. Alban’s putting the accompaniment of the Episcopal liturgy 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 all the voices and effects for choral accompaniment.
The parish took the bold step of placing the new organ front and center as part of an overall worship space redesign process, undertaken by Terry Eason. The new organ case, of rift-sawn white oak, echoes the spare lines of this mid-century edifice, accented with pipeshades in Ortloff Red.
Construction of the instrument began in mid-2020, and continues through 2021. Installation is expected in early 2022.
Photos from construction can be seen in our Facebook album, here.
Jonathan Ortloff has a deep understanding of the complex role a new pipe organ would play in the spiritual, liturgical, communal, and musical life of our particular parish. He guided us in designing an organ that met our needs, not his aspirations. He listened to us, and then discerned with us as we formed our approach to this important milestone project. His understanding helped us better communicate to the parish and donors fully and successfully.
It became readily clear to us that the Ortloff team would be a delight to work with. They were gracious, patient, wise and fun at each step along the way. We preferred to work with a firm that would show us the respect that friends show each other.
The Rev. Timothy Boggs, Rector
16 Bourdon (Pedal)
Swell to Great 16
Great to Pedal