St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church,

Chantilly, VA

 3 Manual

Custom One-of-a-Kind French Curved French Terrace Console

 

St. Timothy’s custom designed, three-manual, curved French terrace console built by Allen Organ is truly one-of-a-kind! A French style console was chosen for both its aesthetic quality and enormous practicality in a music ministry setting. The overall concept and high level design for the console was proposed by our principal organist, and the Allen Organ team ran with it, far exceeding our expectations with this project. Our organ is the first curved console ever built by Allen Organ, and they are just as enthralled and excited about it as we are here at St. Timothy! We hope to work with Allen Organ on ushering in a new era of organs.

 

However, the console is only one part of the instrument! Being a fully digital organ, there are many electronic components, including a vast array of speakers that are required produce high fidelity organ sounds. Our goal with the new organ is to fill the entire church with beautiful, balanced music in such a way that every person in the church receives an equal experience of tonal quality and volume. It is to this end that we have constructed new speaker enclosures at the front of the church. In addition, there will be speakers placed around the back of the church to help fill the space more completely.

 

For those who wonder why this number of speakers is required, it is because each speaker has a unique purpose as a component of the entire instrument. Just as a pipe organ has many different types and sizes of pipes to produce a variety of sounds, our digital organ has many different speakers, each producing a unique combination of sounds. All together, the speakers form the full organ. Our principal organist will be working very closely with the Allen Organ team to appropriately balance the instrument within our church.

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