Camp Hill Presbyterian Church
101 North 23rd Street, Camp Hill

The 42-Rank Schantz Pipe Organ

Camp Hill Presbyterian Church

Camp Hill, PA

Opus # 2270

2008

Specifications

 

 

 Great Organ

 

16'

Bourdon

 

73 pipes

8'

Principal

 

61 pipes

8'

Bourdon

 

 

4'

Octave

 

61 pipes

4'

Hohlflöte

 

61 pipes

2'

Super Octave

 

61 pipes

2'

Sifflöte

preparation

 

11/3'

Fourniture IV

 

244 pipes

22/3'

Sesquialtera II

preparation

 

8'

Trumpet

 

61 pipes

 

Tremulant

 

 

8'

Festival Trumpet

[Choir]

 

 

Chimes

preparation

 

 

Harp

[Choir]

 

 

Celesta

[Choir]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swell Organ

 

16'

Contre Gambe

 

73 pipes

8'

Diapason

 

61 pipes

8'

Viole de Gambe

 

 

8'

Voix Celeste

 

61 pipes

8'

Rohrflöte

 

61 pipes

4'

Principal

 

61 pipes

4'

Flute Harmonic

 

61 pipes

22/3'

Nazard

 

61 pipes

2'

Piccolo

 

61 pipes

13/5'

Tierce

 

61 pipes

2'

Plein Jeu IV

 

244 pipes

16'

Basson

 

73 pipes

8'

Trompette

 

61 pipes

8'

Hautbois

 

 

4'

Clarion

 

61 pipes

 

Tremulant

 

 

8'

Festival Trumpet

[Choir]

 

 

Harp

[Choir]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choir Organ

 

16'

Flauto Dolce

 

73 pipes

8'

Gedeckt

 

61 pipes

8'

Flauto Dolce

 

 

8'

Flute Celeste [TC]

 

49 pipes

4'

Principal

 

61 pipes

4'

Open Flute

 

61 pipes

2'

Gemshorn

 

61 pipes

11/3'

Larigot

 

61 pipes

1'

Cymbale III

preparation

 

8'

Cromorne

 

61 pipes

8'

Rohrschalmei

preparation

 

 

Tremulant

 

 

16'

Festival Trumpet [TC]

 

 

8'

Festival Trumpet

 

61 pipes

 

Chimes

[Great]

 

 

Harp

preparation

 

 

Cymbelstern

5 bells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pedal Organ

 

32'

Untersatz

preparation

 

32'

Contra Bourdon

preparation

 

16'

Principal

 

32 pipes

16'

Contre Gambe

[Swell]

 

16'

Subbass

 

56 pipes

16'

Bourdon

[Great]

 

16'

Flauto Dolce

[Choir]

 

8'

Octave

 

44 pipes

8'

Gambe

[Swell]

 

8'

Subbass

 

 

8'

Bourdon

[Great]

 

8'

Dolce Bass

[Choir]

 

4'

Choral Bass

 

 

4'

Open Flute

 

 

2'

Mixture III

 

96 pipes 

32'

Contre Bombarde

preparation

 

16'

Bombarde

 

56 pipes

16'

Basson

[Swell]

 

8'

Bombarde

 

 

8'

Trompette

[Swell]

 

4'

Bombarde

 

 

4'

Clairon

[Swell]

 

4'

Cromorne

[Choir]

 

4'

Rohrschalmei

[Choir]

 

 

 

 

 A New Schantz Pipe Organ at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church

 

In July of 2005, the Session (local governing board) of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 North 23rd Street, signed a contract with the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio, for the purchase of a new 39-rank pipe organ. Founded in 1873, the Schantz Organ Company is the largest and oldest American pipe organ builder still under management of the founding family. Component parts of the pipe organ are constructed in various departments and are then assembled at the factory before the new organ is delivered. 

 

During 2004 and 2005, six members of the church—William Stout (chair), Dorothy Delasin, Lynn Kloske, Leigh Twiford, Colin Needham, and David Watts—served as members of a pipe organ search committee and heard organs in Lancaster, Enola, Kutztown, and Perkasie, PA. Dr. David Roquemore (pastor) and David Binkley (organist/choirmaster) served as staff support for this committee. Dr. Pierce Getz served the church as organ consultant from 2004 until his death in 2007. Mark Laubach of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA, served as the church’s organ consultant for the final stage of organ installation and tonal finishing. 

 

The installation of this organ is the final stage of a major renovation and upgrade of the church’s facilities, which has included the creation of a new entrance and Gathering Place, renovation of the church’s sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, and the installation of a new elevator that reaches all levels of the church. Laura Williams chaired the committee that planned and organized these renovations. 

 

The new pipe organ was delivered to the church in two large trucks. The first truck arrived on April 14 and was greeted by about 30 church members who helped unload the truck. The second truck arrived a week later. Eight employees of Schantz spent two weeks installing the organ. Then the organ “rested” in the sanctuary for a week. The three-week stage of tonal finishing of the organ began on May 5 and was completed on May 28. 

 

Funding for the $600,000 new organ has included $200,000 from church members and friends and church budget monies, and $400,000 from the estate of Mary and Joseph Caveny. The Cavenys were long-time members of the church and Mr. Caveny served the church as treasurer.

 

In May of 2015 the pedal mixture which was originally prepared-for was installed. This addition was made possible by a young woman who grew up in the church. The gift was in memory of her parents.

 

For more information, please contact the church at 717-737-0488 or via the church’s website www.thechpc.org


 

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