SAN DIEGO'S NEWEST PIPE ORGAN

The Rosales/Parsons Pipe Organ

St. James by-the-Sea is proud to introduce our Rosales/Parsons Pipe Organ. The new organ is a collaboration of two world-class builders: Manuel Rosales of Rosales Organ Builders in Los Angeles, California, and Parsons Organ Builders of Canandaigua, New York. Together, they have created a masterpiece: 

  • 65 Voices

  • 79 Ranks

  • 102 Stops

  • 4,551 Pipes 


The four manual draw-knob console at the helm of this magnificent instrument gives the organist access to six divisions: Great, Pedal, Swell, Choir, Solo, and Antiphonal. 

The design of the organ takes its roots from the classic American style of organ building with traditional choruses and colorful sounds, including beautiful chorus reeds and solo voices. Along with the delicate concert flute, luscious strings, and Great Tromba Chorus, the organ culminates in the stunning Tuba Mirabilis and the one-of-a-kind Tromba Marina above the West Door. 

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PROJECT TIMELINE

  • September 2017 - Initial diagnostics and reports on
    the failing Austin organ

  • January 2018 - Organ committee formed

  • July 2018 - Site visits conducted 

  • October 2018 - Letter of Intent signed with Rosales/Parsons
    Organ Builders

  • July 2019 - Final specifications and renderings agreed to

  • September 2019 - Contract signed for the new organ

  • January 2020 - Removal of the Austin organ

  • September 2020 - Construction the new organ begins

  • December 2021 - New organ complete in builders workshop

  • February - April 2022 - Installation at St. James

  • Spring 2022 -  Debut of the new organ!

ELLIOTT FAMILY ANTIPHONAL ORGAN

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