Organ Casavant

First Church’s splendid Casavant Organ

This organ has enriched the Sunday Services of The First Church in Belmont for the past 80 years and was just recently refurbished. When the organ was originally dedicated, in 1930, a Belmont newspaper article at the time noted that the organ: “…is one of the finest instruments in any of the churches of Greater Boston…and the instrument includes 27 stops, with an average of about 60 speaking pipes in each stop, there being 1619 speaking pipes in all, ranging from the great sixteen foot bourdon to diminutive whistles hardly larger than a lead pencil. In addition, there is an organ harp with 61 notes and chimes with 25 notes. The instrument is electrically driven and has great range and variety.”