New York Stake Center

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

New York, New York

Opus 9 (2003)

This organ is located in the chapel of the New York Stake Center, directly across Broadway from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Juilliard School of Music. Designed in consultation with Dr. Clay Christiansen, organist at the Mormon Tabernacle since 1982, it is intended to lead hymn singing and accompany choral and instrumental ensembles for several Wards.

The thirteen-rank instrument speaks from a lofty position behind the rostrum of this large worship space within the New York Stake Center. While the visual design and choice of materials were dictated by the client and their architect, Frank Fernandez, the live, ringing acoustic was achieved in consultation with our Tonal Director, Sebastian M. Glück, who was involved early in the planning stages.

The pipework is of 50% tin, with the bass octaves of the larger ranks constructed of zinc. Poplar is the timber of choice for the Pedal flutes and the Swell Stopped Diapason. Haskell re-entrant tubes are used for the lowest notes of the Pedal 16' Contra Bass. The pipes speak from electropneumatic slider-and-pallet soundboards, with traditional electropneumatic pouch windchests for the duplexed and extended stops.