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October 10, 2010

West Point Organ Crawl


West Point - Old Cadet Chapel and Cadet Chapel

Presented by Craig Williams, Organist and Choir Master, USMA

Above: The Organ Console of the 23,500 pipe, 380 rank, 874 stop Moller organ at the Cadet Chapel
Above: Craig Williams and Ginny Bender, Secretary and Webmaster
Above: Craig Williams and Alice Avouris, Dean

Above: Lowell Knauer (in front at organ) and Craig Wiliiams in front right

Behind them is Reid O'Connell, Robert Chase, Judith Abel, Lois Simmonds and Richard Glafke, In the congregation are other AGO members and guests

Above: Lowell Knauer is still playing while John Cecconi, Edwin Wallace, Reid O'Connell, Robert Chase and Judith Abel watch him.
Above: Craig Williams in front of the Organ Shop
Above: Some of the pipes

Above: Alice Avouris looking at the 32 foot pipes

Above: The pipes at the Old Cadet Chapel
Above: Craig Williams demonstrating the Console of the Wicks organ at the Old Cadet Chapel

Region II, Westchester County, NY, October 10, Craig S. Williams, organist-choirmaster at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, ledmembers and friends on a tour of the historic Old Cadet Chapel and the Cadet Chapel. They were shown the 19-rank Wicks at the Old Cadet Chapel; and the four manual, 380-rank, 23,500-pipe Möller in the Cadet Chapel, which is the largest sacred organ in the world. After Williams treated the group to a performance/demonstration, most of the members present were thrilled to have the opportunity to try the instrument. Williams then led a tour of the Organ Shop, a small chapel where a Möller Artiste is in use, and the pipe chests. – Virginia B. Bender

as published in the January, 2011 issue of The American Organist.


Photos: Courtesy of Virginia Bender and Robert Bender


Last updated: December 29, 2010