Symphonic Schoenstein to Atlanta
Schoenstein & Co. is building an organ of two-manuals, 14-voices, 16-ranks for Mikell Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. The organ, which replaces an electronic instrument, is in the symphonic style and includes a double expressive division within the Swell. In the E.M. Skinner tradition, a comprehensive Swell division is duplexed onto a Great of 8′ Open Diapason and 4′ Principal. Schoenstein & Co. built a new console for the Cathedral Church Æolian-Skinner organ and the new chapel organ will incorporate many of the same combination action and other playing aids to facilitate use for practice. Mikell Chapel, dedicated in 1947, sees heavy use for weekday services, two services on Sunday, as well as weddings and funerals. Installation is scheduled for September, 2017. The canon for music is Dale Adelmann, associate organist and choirmaster is David Fishburn and Patrick Scott is assistant organist and choirmaster. The organ was made possible through the generosity of Delbert Lowell Jacks in memory of Thomas Ruben Jones.