Riverside is fortunate to be the home of a recently installed Colby-Walker pipe organ, three Steinway grand pianos (including a concert model D), and five octaves of handbells.
Riverside’s Colby-Walker pipe organ (Opus 507) replaced our original Möller pipe organ. It was dedicated in worship on October 28, 2018, followed by an inaugural concert by internationally renowned organist Chelsea Chen on February 10, 2019. The 115 rank instrument is a full pipe organ augmented with Aeolian-Skinner digital voices by Walker to broaden the available tonal palette. Architectural changes opened the original organ chambers on the front and the sides, allowing the sound to blend with the choir before projecting down the main axis of the sanctuary. The result is a breathtaking addition to our longstanding tradition of musical excellence.
Click here to read about our organ, featured in the August 2019 edition of The American Organist