First Presbyterian Church-Tuscaloosa is pleased to celebrate the completion of our Létourneau pipe organ (opus 129). The history of this project dates back to 2004, when the organ committee was tasked with selecting an organ builder. Upon the selection of the Létourneau Organ Company, the process of designing our instrument began. Momentum increased as the organ was included in the 2014 Capital Campaign. In 2015, it was built in the company’s Canadian factory, transported to Tuscaloosa, and constructed in our sanctuary. Voicing and tonal finishing was completed in early 2016, and the result is a world-class instrument that will lead our congregation in worship for generations to come!
This eclectic instrument is capable of playing music of all musical periods and styles. The congregation will now enjoy an abundance of rich symphonic colors, including orchestral strings and flutes, clarinet, oboe, harp, celesta, chimes, English horn, flugel horn, solo trumpet, deep 32-foot pedal stops, and even an exotic nightingale.
The Létourneau Pipe Organ (Opus 129) Dedication Services were held on March 6, 2016. Organist Jeff Binford played several pieces that demonstrate the organ’s many unique sounds.