FBC South Plainfield Music

Rehearsal Times

The Choir currently performs every first Sunday of the month. Please come and join us for practice at 10:00 AM on these Sundays.

The Chime Choir meets for Easter and Christmas for about a month or two before those holidays.

Insturments

Organ:

Builder: Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Inc
Year: 1945
Opus: 1073

No. manuals: 2
No. stops: 21
No. ranks: 4
No. Pipes 268

Specification:

Ranks (all enclosed)

16′ Bourdon 85
8′ Diapason 61
8′ Viola 61
8′ Trumpet 61

Great

8′ Diapason
8′ Viola (common bass)
8′ Gedackt
4′ Octave (top octave repeats)
4′ Viola
2 2/3′ Nazard (Viola)
2′ Fifteenth (top octave repeats)
8′ Trumpet
Chimes (prepared for)

Swell

8′ Gedackt
8′ Viola
4′ Flute
4′ Viola
2 2/3′ Nazard (Gedackt)
2′ Piccolo (top octave repeats (Gedackt))
8′ Trumpet
Tremolo

Pedal

16′ Bourdon
8′ Diapason
8′ Gedact
4′ viola
4′ Flute
4′ Trumpet
Chimes (prepared for)

The organ, which cost $3,550.00, was dedicated on November 7, 1947. A set of 15 chimes were installed sometime after that. In the late 90’s, the organ underwent a minor work in which it received a new set of chimes (used) to replace the cracked older chimes. Other minor repares were done at this time. During the summer of 2006, Patrick J. Murphy & Associates Inc. pipe organ builders completely renevated the organ. They releathered the console and the chests. They also installed mechanical action for the chimes. The organ is in great condition and is a great ascet to this congragation.

Piano

From 2003 until 2004 a fundraising effort was taken to purchase a new baby grand piano for the sanctuary. By the summer of 2004, the church had raised enough money to purchase a Yamaha GC-1 5’3″ Grand Piano. This instrument is excellent for accompanying the choir and for softer music when needed.

In recent years, we also have had two upright pianos donated. These replaced older upright pianos in Fellowship Hall and Henderson Hall that were beyond repair.

Handchimes

The church throughout the last ten years has been donated 4 octaves of Malmark Handchimes. These are used by the kids to perform for Christmas, Easter and other special occasions throughout the year.

201 Hamilton Blvd, South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908-753-2382
Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday Worship 10:30 AM