The Organ

organ 2The Organ

An extraordinary Kilgen organ was installed early on and became a special feature within the beautiful stone Gothic church. This organ has been faithful maintained over the years dedicated on May 27th 1931.

The Kilgen Organ is of the same high order as the famous instruments selected for such great cathedrals as St. Patrick’s in New York and the New Cathedral of St. Louis, and for such auditorium as Carnegie Hall in new York, where masterpieces of musical expression are required.

The builders of the instrument have upheld a high tradition, both in Europe and America, dating back to their ancestor, John Sebastian Kilgen, who build the first Kilgen Organ in the seventeenth century. We feel certain that the builders have given to St. Mark’s an organ of the highest quality–the work of real artists.

Organists and Music Directors

Miss Elizabeth Eagan 1931-1960’s
George Nesbit 1960’s
Bob Blafield 1970-1992
Barbara Kochapski 1992-1993
Tom Frost and Jeff Hunt 1993-2002
Carlton Maaia and Jeff Hunt 2002-2005
Jeff Hunt 2005-present

Folk Choir and Children’s Choir Leaders

Barbara Kachopski
Karen Pizzonia
Marty Plankey

 

The specifications of the organ designed for St. Mark’s Church (1931)

GREAT ORGAN

1.   16′ Leiblich Gedeckt
2.   8′ Open Diapson
3.   8′ 2nd Diapson
4.   8′ Gedeckt
5.   8′ Gemshorn6.   4′ Octave
7.   4′ Flute d’Amour
8.   2 2/3′ Quint
9.   2′ Fifteenth
10. 1 3/5′ Tierce
11  8′ Tuba
12  4′ Clarion
13. Chimes

SWELL ORGAN

14.   16′ Bourdon
15.   8′ Open Diapson
16.   8′ Stopped Diapson
17.   8′ Salicional
18.   8′ Vox Celeste19.   9′ Aeoline
20.  4′ Flute d’Amour
21.   2′ Flautino
22.   4’Principal
23.   Ripieno Minore 4 Ranks
24.   Ripieno Maggiore 5 Ranks
25A.  8′ Orchestral Oboe
26.   16′ Posaune
27    8′ Trumpet28.   4′ Clarion
29.   8′ Vox Humana
30.   Chimes (Temple Bells)

CHOIR ORGAN

31.  16’Bass Flute32   8′ Violin Diapson
32A.  8′ Quintadena
33.   8′ Concert Flute
34.   8′ Dulciana
35.   8′ Unda Maris
36.   4′ Flute Harmonic
37.  2′ piccolo
38.  8′ Clarinet

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