[Holy Trinity Inwood, Manhattan] Workers began the removal of the church’s pipe organ yesterday morning in anticipation of its restoration and reinstallation in a planned new sanctuary.
“It’s a nice little instrument,” Mr. Nicholas Thompson-Allen of ATA Co. said. “It’s in ‘mint-restorable’ condition,” he added.
Holy Trinity’s sanctuary was deconsecrated and secularized on June 16, 2019 in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Allen Shin, suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Over 50 people attended the afternoon service.
“I’m excited, things are really starting to move forward,” Ms. Alanna Burke, Holy Trinity Advisory Board Member Class of ’22 said while watching the work crew shoulder and carry off 20′ pipes.
A complete specification of the organ, Austin Organ Opus 1591 (1928), can be found on the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists’s website, or by clicking here.