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Los Angeles - World's largest Church Organ

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Los Angeles – First Congregational Church
Los Angeles – First Congregational Church
Los Angeles – First Congregational Church
Los Angeles – First Congregational Church
Los Angeles First Congregational Church organ
The double organ in the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles is a true giant – to be precise, the fourth largest organ in the world with 241 stops (349 ranks) and 20,417 pipes. The larger and older part of the organ, the so-called Chancel Organ and the Transept Organ, was built in 1931 by the Skinner Company on both sides of the chancel and on the side galleries of the transept. In 1969, the Schlicker company installed the West Gallery Organ with its monumental prospect of copper pipes. The organ has a total of 18 different sections, all of which can be operated from two identical five-manual general consoles. A true masterpiece of organ building and technical possibilities!
The visual design of the organ of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, built in 2004, broke all known conventions: even the daring free pipe prospectuses of the 1930s seem “well-behaved” compared to this pipe forest of crooked and bent wooden pipes. The German organ-building firm Glatter-Götz in cooperation with Rosales succeeded in setting new standards with this design, and it is not least for this reason that the instrument has achieved a high degree of recognition worldwide to this day. Behind this avant-garde facade is a rich universal organ with 80 stops and four manuals.
Los Angeles – First Congregational Church
USA, Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall © Meyer Sound Lab
Los Angeles – First Congregational Church
Christoph Bull
If you need an organist in Hollywood’s dream factory, it’s best to ask Christoph Bull. Born in Mannheim and educated at German universities, Christoph has made Los Angeles his place of work for many years, currently as organist-in-residence at the First Congregational Church. Christoph is also a songwriter and rock musician and combines different musical styles with brilliant ease. At the also visually spectacular organ of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A., he recorded an album that reflects his musical versatility. He “plays” with other artists, for example, in his multimedia show “Organica”.

Los Angeles - World's largest Church Organ

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