The Historic Moller organ at St. John’s is in dire need of restoration. As we venture into 2021, groundwork will be laid to proceed with this project. An organ restoration of this magnitude includes, but is not limited to: dismantling and transporting the organ to a workshop, purchasing a new blower; removing all pipes (metal and wood) for cleaning/major repair work/along with re-leathering the stoppers, re-leathering all existing chests, reservoirs, and mechanisms and to add new chest magnets, removal of existing Pneumatic Actions in present Console and install Peterson Diode Matrix relay and Peterson Duo-Set Multiple Level Combination Action and to re-felt and repaint existing swell shades.
The projected cost of this Restoration ranges between $55,000 – $60,000.
If you would like to find out more or make a financial contribution, you can contact the church office.
A Brief History of the Organ at St. John’s
St. John’s commissioned the M.P. Moller Organ Company in Hagerstown, circa 1920, to build a new pipe organ for the stone church. Prior to the electric blower, it was pumped by hand. By the mid 1930’s and electric blower and motor was added. It was rebuilt in the 1950’s. The M.P Moller Organ Co., founded in 1875, went out of business in the early 90’s.