Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral - New York City
 
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Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
(Greek Orthodox)

319 East 74th Street
New York, N.Y. 10021
http://www.thecathedral.goarch.org

Organ Specifications:
343 East 74th Street (since 1932)
III/57 Rodgers Instruments electronic (c.1980)
359 West 24th Street (1927-1932) [St. Eleftherios Church]
• unknown if any
East 72nd Street at Third Avenue (c.1904-burned 1927)
• George Jardine & Son (1869)
342 West 53rd Street (1892-c.1904)
• uknown if any


Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral - New York City  



Chartered in 1892, the Holy Trinity Church has been serving the Greek Orthodox Community of New York City for over a century. The cornerstone for the present building was laid on September 14, 1931 in the presence of Eleanor Roosevelt, representing her husband Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. Holy Trinity Church was consecrated on October 22, 1933. It was designated the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in 1962.
           
 

Rodgers Organ at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral - New York City

   
Rodgers Instruments LLC
Hillsboro, Ore. – Custom Model 785 (c.1980)
Solid-state key, stop and combination action
3 manuals, 57 digital ranks



The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity has a long tradition of excellent music in its very reverberant and richly decorated building. At Holy Trinity, the organ provides accompaniment for the professional choir which regularly sings at services. Both the choir and the three-manual lighted drawknob organ console are located in the rear gallery of the cathedral. The Rodgers installation includes a large compliment of speakers in the gallery, with additional speakers provided at the crossing for the Fanfare Trumpet, and in the transepts for antiphonal effects. The organ is equipped with MIDI, record/playback, and a PR-300 sequencer and sound module.
           
Great Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes (normally enclosed with Choir)
8
  Principal
2
  Waldflöte
8
  Gemshorn     Fourniture IV ranks
8
  Rohrflöte
8
  Trompete
4
  Octave     Tremulant
4
  Spitzflöte     Chimes *
2
  Super Octave      

   

   
Swell Organ (Manual III) – 61 notes, enclosed
16
  Lieblich Bourdon

  Plein Jeu IV ranks
8
  Viola Pomposa
16
  Contre Basson
8
  Viola Celeste II ranks
8
  Trompette
8
  Bourdon
8
  Hautbois
8
  Flute Celeste II ranks
8
  Corno di Bassetto *
4
  Prestant
8
  Voix Humaine
4
  Flauto Traverso
4
  Clairon
2 2/3
  Nazard

  Tremulant
2
  Blockflöte

  Swell 16'
1 3/5
  Tierce

  Swell 4'

   

   
Choir Organ (Manual I) – 61 notes, enclosed
8
  Gedackt Pommer     Zimbel IV ranks
8
  Spitz Geigen
8
  Cromorne
8
  Erzähler Celeste II ranks
8
  French Horn *
4
  Principal     Tremulant
4
  Copula
8
  Festival Trumpet [in Crossing]
2
  Oktave

  Harp *
1 1/3
  Quintflöte

  Celesta *

   

 
* by rocking tablet in coupler rail
Pedal Organ – 32 notes (normally enclosed with Choir)
32
  Contre Bourdon
4
  Choral Bass
16
  Principal     Mixture IV ranks
16
  Violone
32
  Contre Bombarde
16
  Subbass
16
  Bombarde
16
  Lieblich Bourdon (Sw.)
8
  Trompette
8
  Octave
4
  Rohr Schalmei
8
  Gedackt

   
           
Organ in church located on East 72nd Street at Third Avenue:

George Jardine & Son
New York City (1869)
Mechanical action


George Jardine & Son of New York City built an organ in 1869 for St. James P.E. Church. It is not known if this organ remained when the building was purchased by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Specifications for this organ have not yet been located.
           
Sources:
     Dunlap, David. From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
     Holy Trinity Greek Cathedral web site: http://www.thecathedral.goarch.org/

Illustrations:
    Holy Trinity Greek Cathedral web site. Interior.
    Lawson, Steven E. Exterior; Rodgers Instruments organ console.