distinctive Scandinavian architecture of Trinity Baptist Church,
pipe chambers, behind the pipe facade
on either side of the altar, house
the richly doubled main
organ, while high in the rear
of the balcony resides
an antiphonal organ of
the swell and the
solo divisions. The columns in front
hold the public address system speakers. John Hong, left, performs
at the or-
gan console, from behind a modesty panel.
four-manual 70-stop Allen Renaissance
organ at Trinity Baptist Church, 250 East 61st Street,
between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, New York City, replaced a three-manual
26-rank pipe organ. Organist
organ is wonderful and we are pleased with its quality and construction.
The Allen organ and the wonderful acoustics of our sanctuary
blend together to make this organ really 'sing'! It is
such a joy to have an instrument that can do it all and then
church, which is located a block north and half a block west
of the Manhattan base of the tramway on the upper East Side,
is a beautiful brick building featuring unique early 20th-century
Scandinavian architecture. Says music director William Mak,
about the organ, "I love it."
Don Frazure, left, and John
Hyunil Hong (right) were
the organists for the dedication of the four-manual
organ at Trinity Baptist Church.
Bob Wyatt congratulates
Arnold, left, and Bob Wyatt congratulate John Hong after
he and Don Frazure received a standing ovation for their
fine performances at Trinity Baptist Church. John's program,
which was played completely from memory, included the
Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor ("The Great") of
J. S. Bach, the Variations on America by Charles Ives,
and a hymn improvisation.
"The four-manual 70-stop
organ at Trinity Baptist Church is the most spiritual
organ I have ever played. I would like to be able to play
it every day," says John Hong.