Hyannis Federated Church, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Quantum Q345C Three-Manual Console
Roger Mansen, representing G. Paul Music,
and Ken Delong and Hugh Findlay of Hyannis Federated Church
This handsome Quantum Q345C instrument replaces an older Allen organ from the early 1980s. The church was very happy with their previous Allen instrument, and were quite proud of it being the largest Allen organ on Cape Cod. The original Allen was dedicated by George Faxon, from Boston University and Trinity Church, Copley Square.
During the sales process it became apparent to the committee that the amazing sound and reliability of Allen was of paramount importance. In addition, the organist was extremely impressed with the multiple suites of the Allen, as opposed to the "mix and match" system of the competition.
The new Q345C has a custom colonial finish to match the church's decor. The organ speaks from two large chambers on either side of the chancel. Originally the chambers opened only into the chancel. Allen's representative, G. Paul Music, encouraged the church to open up the front-end of the chambers so that the organ could also speak directly into the nave through grille-work that matched the original side grilles. Although the church has rather dry acoustics, the organ speaks freely into the room and is extremely successful. It is a warm and inviting sound that once again is a landmark instrument on the "Cape". Organist Brink Bush was chosen to play the Dedicatory Recital in October, 2009.