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OPUS 327

The Skinner Opus 327 Organ

The Opus 327 pipe organ was constructed in 1922 by the Skinner Organ Company of Boston, considered the “Rolls-Royce of organbuilders.” Its installation at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church a century ago was met with great enthusiasm and fanfare. In the decades that followed, however, the late nineteenth-century Romantic organ music and the once-popular orchestral transcriptions for the organ fell out of favor with musicians and the public. Other Skinner organs from that era were allowed to fall into disrepair or were replaced. Through a combination of good fortune and careful stewardship, the Opus 327 escaped such a fate and remains in near-original condition to this day. Opus 327 has logged an estimated 100,000 liturgies and thousands of hours of rehearsals and concerts over its 100-year history. A work of artistic and engineering genius, Opus 327’s 4,336 pipes still speak with grandeur and eloquence. With continued maintenance and attention, this treasure can continue to be enjoyed for many generations to come.

Opus 327
A not-for-profit organization


In 2012, Opus 327 nfp was formed as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, performance, and promotion of the Opus 327 organ. Opus 327 is grounded in the conviction that this organ possesses extraordinary artistic, historic, technological, and social significance and is a cultural inheritance to be passed on to future generations. Click here to learn more about Opus 327.

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