The parish organ was built by Peter Collins of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (England) and dedicated on Pentecost 1995. A small, two-manual mechanical action instrument, it incorporates elements of eighteenth-century British organs. The organ has a non-identical twin located in the music studio of Mr. Kenneth Ryder, Organist of the Parish Church of Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich (England), in the Close of Norwich Cathedral. Designed primarily for teaching and practice, it shares the same basic case and action design with Good Shepherd’s instrument.
Lower ManualGedeckt 8′Spindle Flute 4′Doublette 2′Sesquialtera II
Upper ManualChimney Flute 8′Dulciana 8′Principal 4’Fifteenth 2′
Suspended action to upper Manual, backfall action to lower Manual
The organ was revoiced in 2003/2004 to maximize volume and fundamental tone. The Lower Man/Pedal coupler was added at this time. Work was done by Stephen Paul Kowalyshyn.
The Zimbelstern, added in 2009, was given by John and Wilma Kassakian in honor of their granddaughter.
The pipeshades, carved by Allen Klein in 2008, illustrate a text from St. John’s gospel (15:5), “I am the vine, you are the branches.”
An inter-manual coupler (upper to lower), engaged by pushing the upper manual in, was added in 2011 by Jonas Berg.