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Up Close and Personal with STA’s Schudi Organ

July 12, 2019 — Get a closer look at STA’s magnificent organ, inside and out! In a recent interview Dr. Michael Conrady covers the history, features, special techniques, and a tour of the inside.

During the interview he recounts some of the history of the organ and how it has been modified over the years. Dr. Conrady also demonstrates many features of the organ. STA parishioners will recognize many of the sounds he demonstrates.

It is interesting to hear how Dr. Conrady uses the features of the organ to adapt to the needs of various musical styles. At 22 minutes into the video he gives us a 5 minute mini-concert. It is beautiful. Just before the mini-concert, (at 18 minutes) Brent Johnson takes us on a tour inside of the organ. This fascinating view of the organ is a treat for your eyes and ears!

Brent Johnson of the Organ Media Foundation interviewed STA’s Organist and Choirmaster Dr. Michael Conrady about the magnificent Schudi organ installed in 1978.