New York Cho Dae Church
Steven Frank, right,
at the three-manual drawknob organ console.
New York Cho Dae Church of Jackson Heights is an active church
with a large music program. Under the leadership of the Rev.
Seung Kim, pastor, the church has grown to a position of leadership
in the community. A three-manual 50-stop drawknob Renaissance
organ was installed and complements the 60-voice choir and the
orchestra at the Sunday morning 11:00 service. The members
of the orchestra are usually from the Juilliard School
and Manhattan School of Music.
Shawn Yang, shown at left with his wife Hani,
organist, said she has
been enjoying the new instrument. "Hani was familiar with
Allen when she lived in Korea and she recommended an Allen for
our church here, " said Mr. Yang. Ordained
Deacon Young Kang, who greatly helped with the purchase
of the new organ for the New York Cho Dae Church, was pleased
with the choice also.
large bouquets of flowers grace the altar. These
bouquets were beautifully designed and arranged by a member
of the church over a period of six hours,
during the installation of the organ, providing a beautiful
atmosphere for all to enjoy through the senses of both sight
and smell. The photo at right shows the church
darkened for Lent.
L. (Bob) Wyatt, left, and installation tech Daniel H. (Dani)
Hunter, Jr., listen to the sound of the new organ on the day
of installation. New columns, right of the
photo, are in the process of being built to cover the
external speaker cabinets.
Mr. Jong Lee,
Director of Music, conducts one of the choirs during the
Organ Dedication Concert. The
choir is accompanied by pianist Hyun Sun Kim,
and organist Hani Yang (not shown).
enclosures built for the organ blend into the wall to
the right of the console
over the exit door behind the grand piano.)
The featured guest organists were Steven Frank, left,
and John Hyunil Hong, right.