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New Chancel Organ


Saint John’s has commissioned Schoenstein & Co. to build a new Chancel Organ. The new organ, to be installed in July 2018, will be Schoenstein Opus 173. This will be their first organ in Oklahoma and one of their few in the central United States. Schoenstein & Co. has gained distinction for building organs specifically designed for the Anglican service.

Their recent installations include:

  • Latter Day Saints Conference Center – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center – Nashville, TN
  • Fordham University – Bronx, NY
  • Georgetown University – Washington, DC
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Madison Avenue – New York, NY
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church – Houston, TX

Opus 173 at Saint John’s will include their hallmark Double Expression system in which the Swell division will have two sets of expression shades – the softest and loudest ranks of pipes will be placed behind the inner-most set of shades. Schoenstein’s President and Tonal Director Jack Bethards and Organist/Choirmaster Joseph Arndt have planned a stop list of tremendous color and versatility. 

Click here to view the Stop List.

Dedication Events are planned for 2019 and will feature organists Paul Jacobs, Joseph Arndt, Adam Pajan, and Jonathan Ryan. More information will be announced.