Instruments at Bethel
The Sanctuary organ was originally built by Schantz Company of Orrville, Ohio, in 1963. During the 80’s and early 90’s it was enlarged in three stages to its present four-manual/74 ranks, and the console was rebuilt in 2015. It speaks from the rear gallery of the nave.
Our prize piano at Bethel is an 85-note Steinway-B, restored in 2015 by Tim Farley. This stunning instrument is a gift of the Bethel Endowment Foundation and an anonymous donor. For years it was the favorite piano of the concert pianist and master teacher, Rudolf Ganz; it is now located in the Choir Room.
There is a 7′ 4″ Yamaha Grand in the Sanctuary, a 6′ Steinway grand in the choir loft, a 6′ Baldwin grand in the Pentecost Room, and a 6′ Samick grand in Borgwardt Hall, with other smaller pianos throughout the building.
A Hubbard 2-manual harpsichord with three choirs built by Gayle Monette enhances our baroque musical offerings.