United Church of Canandaigua Organ Installation

Bero Architecture assisted The United Church of Canandaigua with the rehabilitation of their altar, chancel, blower room, and pipe chambers. Original paneled doors, railing and wainscot details present in other areas of the church were used as inspiration for the rehabilitation of the chancel and new altar space. A new three manual and pedal forty rank organ for the church was designed and installed by Parsons Pipe Organ Builders. It is always a pleasure to work with Ric Parsons and his talented crew, and is an especially rare privilege to work with them on a completely new organ project.

When we visited the church at the end of last month, the pipe chambers were nearing completion. They were to begin installation of the pipes within the following week. The custom console and pipe facades were meticulously fabricated and finished in Parson’s shop and were on site awaiting installation. Details adapted from the existing roof beams and decorative stenciling allow the organ to appear as if it had always been part of the church.

We look forward to seeing and hearing the finished organ in May!