Instruments

organ IMG_4664Chancel Organ

The chancel organ in the main worship space was installed in 2008. It is a 3,380-pipe, 63-rank, 58-stop, 3-manual instrument custom-made by Chicago-based Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders for St. John’s renovated worship space. In both its stop list and tonal approach, the organ is a synthesis of both classical and romantic styles. The French-inspired console with its terraced draw knobs was purchased with generous donations from parishioners who participated in the “Lift High the Cross” capital campaign. We use our chancel organ every Sunday, and also during special services, weddings, funerals, and concerts.

Pianos

We also have a concert quality Mason & Hamlin BB grand piano in our main worship space. We use three other pianos for rehearsals and for events in our two large fellowship spaces, Parish Hall and Hines Hall (the lower-level multipurpose room).

Handbells

Our three-octave set of Schulmerich handbells were given in loving memory of Ruth Dunlop by her daughter, Marion Haynes. The Norwood Ringers, our intergenerational handbell group, plays worship service anthems (about once each month) and occasionally accompanies psalms and anthems.

Chapel Organ

The organ in St. Mary’s Chapel is a one-manual English chamber style organ made by the Reuter Organ Company. It was given to us in memory of Mary Studabaker Wiecking by her nephew parishoner Charles Wiecking.