St Margaret Mary Catholic Church 2015
John Lane, Organist
The Domus 1232 in our church had started to creak and sound inadequate despite the addition of six external speakers and a separate sub-woofer. Fortunately, a member of the parish offered to fund a replacement so all was set to proceed with the purchase of a new instrument. I had previously purchased a Envoy 35F (with a baroque keyboard which is lovely to behold) for home use and had had such a good experience with the purchase and subsequent use that I had no hesitation in contacting Viscount Organs for the church replacement. I considered that an Envoy 35F driving our existing speakers would provide an ideal setup for our church.
Viscount offered us a great trade-in allowance for the 1232 and we placed the order for the organ to arrive for Advent 2015. As with my own purchase, all went smoothly. Jeremy Meager visited the church to discuss installation and the use of our own sound system. He offered suggestions on how to improve our existing speaker cabinet and placement of the sub-woofer.
On the appointed day Jeremy and Peter arrived to install and voice the organ. Our existing cables were used to connect the main speakers but an additional cable had to be run to the newly positioned sub-woofer. The installation was completed and Jeremy did some initial setup and voicing but ran out of time and so came back two weeks later to finish off the setup.
Jeremy selected stops that worked best in our church and everyone agrees that the results are spectacular. The sound is rich and full and just as importantly well dispersed. Separate speaker switches allow for: all speakers, the internal organ speakers; or the antiphonal to be selected independently which provides maximum flexibility.
2016 was the church’s Golden Jubilee and it was fortuitous that Viscount were able to provide a beautiful instrument to celebrate our 50th year. As part of these celebrations, Paul Inwood, the internationally renowned composer and organist gave a memorable recital in April 2016 and we were delighted that Jeremy could attend and receive the thanks and praise that was due to him.
Thank you Viscount Organs, David , Jeremy and Peter for a thoroughly pleasant, and uplifting experience. We feel that we are part of the ever more successful Viscount Organs family.
|Sub Bass||32||Double Diapason||16||Geigen Diapason||8|
|Open Wood||16||Open Diapason I||8||Chimney Flute||8|
|Open Metal||16||Open Diapason II||8||Echo Gamba||8|
|Bourdon||16||Claribel Flute||8||Voix Celeste||8|
|Principal||8||Stopped Diapason||8||Geigen Principal||4|
|Bass Flute||8||Principal||4||Wald Flute||4|
|Choral Bass||4||Harmonic Flute||4||Flageolet||2|
|Great to Pedal||Tremulant||Tremulant|
|Swell to Pedal||Swell to Great|