Category: Organ

  • A Saturday Afternoon fix

    How lucky the church is to have this guy in the neighborhood.  He understands pipes and, with a little felt from the Sunday school room, can stop an annoying rattle when the low G vibrates a large case pipe.Bob Hungerford, our hero.  And Claire Ganz’s super extension step ladder.  Thank you both.

  • Local Talent fixes rattle!

    On a cold February afternoon, Bob Conway, Bob Hungerford and Clark Goff met to try to correct the rattle in  the organ pipes when certain tones were played. Bob Hungerford has worked on  pipes before. They succeeded in tightening  some of the fastening by which the pipes attach to the pins in the case and…

  • September 30 Organ Concert

    After a beautiful dedication ceremony at morning worship, 7 Island organists showed off the new Russell Pipe Organ.  Stephen and Carole Russell were in the standing room only audience to hear the fabulous sounds.  Phil Dietterich was the morning speaker and the expert member of the Organ Committee.  Chilmark Church is indebted to him for…

  • July 9-12 Organ Installation Completed

    Russell Organ Company, Stephen Russell and his assistant, Larry Nevin, did the final work on the installation.       Bob Conway watches pipes being installed . Shaping pipes before installation. Voicing pipes.   Larry Nevin placing pipes.   One hour till boat reservation…on goes the front panel of the wind chest. Phil Thursday afternoon,…

  • Wed. 13 June: Organ assembly continues.


  • The Organ Arrives in Chilmark

    It comes in parts and they arrived, all but some last pipes, Tuesday, 12 JUNE!

  • Baby Organ Pipes

      Top of Organ case

  • Organ Case construction

    This is where the pipes go. Case Detail Case Detail Right side detail

  • November 4 Organ progress.

    Progress is slow but steady.  We won’t have the organ for quite a while.   The console and bench.     Above, the beginning of the wind chest.   Detail of top Miter.