The Organ at St. Bartholomew's Church

by Douglass Hunt, Curator of the Organs


For over ninety years St. Bartholomew’s Church has been an important factor in American church music with a large professional choir, active music program and one of the largest pipe organs to be found in an American church. Over several decades, the choir's repertoire grew to include many oratorios and other large works, and the organ was enlarged through successive rebuildings to become an exceptional instrument for choral accompaniment, for the leading of congregational singing and for the performance of a broad spectrum of organ literature.


Article courtesy of the New York City Organ Project, New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.