Grand Avenue Temple’s Historic Opus 190, designed and built by the Ernest Skinner Company, is a unique gem in a marvelous setting. Ernest Skinner was regarded as the premier organ builder of his time and, indeed, the most prominent American builder of his day. Skinner’s organs were characterized by excellent craftsmanship, great warmth of tone and a lush romantic sound.
Grand Avenue Temple’s Opus 190 has 3500 pipes and 4-manuals designed and crafted by Skinner himself. It is a medium-sized organ, spanning the entire 70 foot wall of the sanctuary. The instrument is unique because so few of Skinner organs have survived in their original unaltered state. It is one of the few unaltered examples of Skinner’s work which are admired across the globe because they are so rare.
Listen to the Opus 190 Interview on KCUR 89.3 FM Radio
Buy a Centennial Concert CD!
By purchasing a Centennial Concert CD (for $25), you can help support the restoration of this wonderful instrument. Please enter “Centennial Concert CD” and the delivery “Name” and “Address” in the “Comments” block of the PayPal checkout page. Grand Avenue Temple appreciates the support of our donors and values their commitment to us. Therefore, we do not rent, trade or exchange our donors’ names and addresses.
|Thank you for ordering a Centennial Concert CD. We truly appreciate your support of our organ restoration fund.|