Our magnificent Rieger organ leads congregational singing, accompanies choral anthems, and is heard by itself during musical mediations, preludes, and postludes. Our organ was built by the Rieger Orgelbau of Schwarzach, Austria, and was installed in 1968.
It is a large instrument with 43 stops that allow for many color possibilities. The organ has a vibrant sound with mechanical key action, which responds rapidly and sensitively to touch. Its dynamic range extends from a soft, sweet pianissimo to a thrilling fortissimo. Physically, the organ’s layout stretches across the balcony and makes for a simple yet dramatic visual effect in the sanctuary.
The organ went through a major rebuild in the summer of 2011, during which it received a new updated console and refurbished action. This work was designed and carried out by Stefan Maier Tracker Organs of Orange, MA.
Village Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of this magnificent instrument on January 28, 2018, with a dedication ceremony during morning worship, followed by a recital performed by our organ intern, Matthew Dion.