A Message from the Castro Organist

My experience as a frequent recitalist on the famed 6-manual Harrah Symphonic Organ in Hurricane, West Virginia, led me to envision a local instrument of comparable magnitude and versatility in a venue where it can be enjoyed by enthusiastic San Francisco audiences on a nightly basis and also be featured as an exceptionally versatile concert instrument.

Acclaimed organ builder Allen Harrah, the recognized pioneer of hybrid organ technology, is giving us a significant advantage by donating countless hours, as well as the classical wind-blown pipe additions, to the design and execution of this instrument. The beautiful 7-manual console controlling 400 digital ranks plus a full theatre pipe organ and two divisions of classical pipes will make us home to the only hybrid organ of these proportions in the world today.

The stunning new console is completed! See photos on the News page.

                                                                                            —David Hegarty