THE KIRK OF DUNEDIN ORGAN FOR SALE

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THE KIRK OF DUNEDIN ORGAN FOR SALE

Post by orcvirtual » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:25 am

This is the stuff of legends! Designed and built by world-renowed organist Terry Charles, owning this console is owning a piece of remarkable history. People who have played this console include the likes of Virgil Fox, Diane Bish, Rosa Rio, George Wright, Carlo Curley, Nicholas Martin, Phil Kelsall, Rob Richards, Rex Koury, Ashley Miller, Peter Conte, Ken Double, Paul Oakley, George Wesner, Kiyo Watanabe, Richard Grant and so many, many more!
Terry Charles, who began his love affair with this instrument in 1966 and STILL curates and hosts the worlds' largest running organ concert series, is starting yet another amazing organ renovation. This time with a brand new console and digital sounds like nothing you've heard within the walls of The Kirk of Dunedin. To make room for the new, the old must come out. This is YOUR opportunity to own a piece of history. This console, by itself or in combination with an Allen Custom 6000 being offered with it, would make a tremendous and exciting virtual organ console. Imagine the possibilities!
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Post by vergeofjordan » Sat Jul 01, 2023 7:57 pm

Do you know if this organ was sold/moved? I'm asking because it appears the building suffered a fire in May 2023 which would have likely damaged it if it was still in there. Church has a different name now and seems to be much more contemporary based on recent photos.

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Post by kwdanskin » Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:50 am

The organ was removed and sold off in 2015. The sanctuary was remodeled to fit a contemporary style of worship with the organ chambers being redesigned to fit a modern praise band, and the lower section used for storage.
Terry Charles passed away on January 15 of this year (2024). I had the privilege of singing with Terry and the Grand Duchess Organ of The Kirk of Dunedin (now rebranded as Coastal Christian Church) for 30 of the 50 years of organ concerts. Unfortunately, at the church, there is no sign that this grand instrument existed. If anyone knows where the console is, I would be very interested to learn that.
I had the honor of conducting a memorial service for Terry. It was an intimate gathering of just a few people on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. A scattering of his remains will occur later in the year. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions.

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