New Schoenstein to Corpus Christi, Texas
Schoenstein & Co. is building a three-manual, 46 rank organ for Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi, Texas. Built in 1950, the Spanish mission-revival building seats about 500 and offers a warm, balanced acoustic for voice and organ. The large Episcopal parish and renowned day school use the church every day for services, school events, and musical performances. The new organ, opus 185, will consist of a four-division chancel organ and an enclosed antiphonal organ in the rear gallery. The Swell includes double enclosure for the chorus reeds (32’, 16’, 8’, 4’) and mixture.
Church of the Good Shepherd’s previous organ was designed by the respected and talented James B. Jamison. Unfortunately, subsequent alterations obscured Jamison’s tonal concept beyond recognition. Rector Milton Black, organist Mi Ou Lee, and consultant Ken Cowan have each been instrumental in turning the church’s need for a new organ into a realized project. We hope that this new organ will once again give the church an instrument that is beautiful and useful. And with the many people – of all ages – who hear the organ each day, both these tenets will be put to the test from day one.