1. St. John’s Hybrid Austin/Viscount Organ Update: Rear Beam Antiphonal and Trumpette en Chamade

    As we begin this important and careful work, we let the following scripture guide us through the process... 'Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,'-Colossians 3:23 The rear beam will feature an antiphonal organ with a complement of flute and celeste's, along with a trumpette en chamade. Nowhere to go from here, but up! This Custom Austin / Viscount combination organ is c…Read More

  2. St. John’s Hybrid Austin/Viscount Organ Update: Chamber Speaker Installation

    Once the speakers arrived, we began the installation in the chambers.  Each speaker front is removed from it's outer box encasement.  For the most secure and stable permanent placement of Walker Technical Company speakers, we first attach each speaker box, and then reinsert the speaker fronts.  This method gives optimum stability.  Below is that process taking shape... Each speaker serves a un…Read More

  3. St. John’s Hybrid Austin/Viscount Organ Update: Chamber Space Construction

    Before we can install the Walker Technical Speaker Cabinets, we had to construct additional chamber space.  Currently, the entire Austin Pipe Organ is located on the left side of the church.  Our intention is to vastly increase the soundscape of the organ.  This will require sound to come from the right side of the sanctuary as well.  We are also improving the range of the new organ by increas…Read More

  4. St. John’s Hybrid Austin/Viscount Organ Update: Delivery of Walker Technical Speaker Cabinets

    The entire order of custom Walker Technical Speaker Cabinets was delivered to the church.  These speakers, and the specific way they will be wired and positioned, are the secret ingredient behind Viscount’s Physis Technology.  In conjunction with the Physis Technology Platform, these speakers will create an incredible amount of movement throughout the sanctuary.  When the new organ is played,…Read More

  5. St. John’s Hybrid Austin/Viscount Organ Update: Acoustical Cloth Replacement

    The first step in the installation of this Viscount and Austin Organ Hybrid is updating the acoustical cloth located behind the beautiful plaster filigree panels of the chambers.  The current cloth material is a heavy drape, and not the best type of material to transmit sound.  Here is the before... As you can see, the fabric was worn, and certainly dated.  It served the church well for many ye…Read More

  6. Pipe Repair Underway on St. John’s Church Austin Organ Pipes

    While the organ overall is in excellent condition due to regular maintenance and previous repairs, some of the pipes of this organ needed some work to get it back to 100%.  Our dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced staff have begun the process of bringing some of the ranks of pipes back to their original condition.  Here is a rank of Bourdon Pipes we have since refelted... As you can see, th…Read More

  7. Largest Viscount Organ in North America to be Installed this Summer

    The largest Viscount Organ in North America will be installed at St. John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, VA. The organ will include a completed restoration of their Austin Pipe Organ, to also become Viscount's largest hybrid organ. We are honored to announce that this summer we will be installing the largest organ in the 67 year, three generation history of our firm at St. John's Episcopal Chur…Read More

  8. The JMU Symphony Orchestra Proudly Presents Guilmant’s Symphony No. 2 for Organ & Orchestra with Viscount’s Custom Regent Organ

    When it came to showcasing an organ with their symphony, JMU chose a Regent Classic with Viscount's Patented Physis Technology.  Below you will find details of the concert program, and info about the phenomenal organist. Custom Regent Classic Organ with Viscount's Patented Physis Technology provided by Whitesel Church Organs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~…Read More

  9. Music and the Holidays

    Several things come to mind when you think about the upcoming holidays; the blessings we have all received the past year, excellent food and festive music! Although not everyone celebrates Christmas or Thanksgiving, one of the things we can all appreciate are the sounds of the season. Every year, Macy's in Philadelphia hosts a concert that features their Wanamaker Organ, Pete Conte, and the Philad…Read More

  10. Noroton Presbyterian – Installation Update

    The Noroton Presbyterian installation is coming along nicely! Our skilled staff have been in Connecticut since Sunday ensuring this wonderful congregation gets their new organ up and running for this Sundays service! Bellow are some pictures of the church and the installation.…Read More