The Cathedral’s Great Organ was built and installed in 1938 by the Ernest M. Skinner & Son Organ Company of Methuen, Mass., as their Opus 510. It was significantly altered and expanded throughout the 1960s and 70s by workers from the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company. The Great Organ now has 10,647 pipes, in 189 sets or “ranks” of pipes. 

Opportunities to Hear Organ Music

Organ music plays a big role in our Principal Sunday Holy Eucharist and in many other special and seasonal services.

Midday Music Series

For tourists and local music enthusiasts, we welcome you in-person on select Mondays and Wednesdays to enjoy an organ demonstration by Cathedral Organists Thomas Sheehan and Rebecca Ehren or an organ recital by a visiting musician.

Please refer to the calendar for a list of upcoming demonstrations and performances.

Interested organists may apply to perform in the Cathedral’s Midday Music Series by contacting Rebecca Ehren, Organ Scholar.

Close-up of Cathedral organ keyboard

Organ Failure

renovation project
From the Spring 2022 issue of Cathedral Age: After nearly 85 years of service, the Cathedral's massive pipe organ is nearing retirement age. A fundraising campaign to renovate the iconic instrument is underway. read article