First Schoenstein to Hartford
Schoenstein & Co. is building a new three-manual, 16 voice, 18 rank organ for Grace Episcopal Church of Hartford, Connecticut. It is in the symphonic style with Great and Swell enclosed and Swell high pressure stops doubly enclosed within the Swell. The third manual borrows solo and ensemble stops from the Great and Swell. This instrument can be previewed on a YouTube video of a similar organ in New York City (search “Schoenstein Tonal Demonstration”). Grace Church is an Anglo-Catholic Parish with a fine liturgical tradition, which the organ is designed to support. The instrument will stand in a case at the west end of the church. Installation is scheduled for May, 2017. The choirmaster and organist is Kyle Swann, who is also Lecturer in Opera at the Yale School of Music. The Priest-in-charge is the Rev. Rowena J. Kemp.