Zetland Park Methodist Church Organ
The Nelsons & Co organ had been deteriorating for a number of years despite regular attention from the organ tuner. In 2004 the decision was taken to remove the old instrument and replace this with a modern digital organ.
We have gathered together some notes about the old organ. Details of the stops from the Nelsons & Co instrument were noted before its removal.
We captured some images before the organ was removed. Selecting the links below will open a slightly larger version of the image.
Also there is a small sample of the organ being played by Barry Cope, one of our organists, shortly before it was dismantled in October 2004. There is some background chatter!
|The Old Organ Front Case|
|The Old Organ Front Pipes|
|The Old Organ Console|
|The Old Organ Swell Stops|
|The Old Organ Great and Pedal Stops|
|The Old Organ Great Pipes|
|The Old Organ Side View|
|The Old Organ Swell Stop Mechanism|
The new Viscount IX organ has a greater range of stops
The console is located in an alcove on one side of the Church and a speaker system is located opposite. There are two multi-driver speaker cabinets for the main stops and a separate sub-woofer for the base notes.