Kanawha Organ Works

Major projects 1991-present
All listings are in West Virginia unless otherwise indicated.

R-Series Projects (Rebuilds):

Opus R-1 (1992): Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, Cross Lanes. Rebuild and reinstallation of organ from Trinity Lutheran Church, consisting mainly of 1920s Moller material with 1960s supply house additions.

Opus R-2 (1997): First Congregational Church, Huntington. Rebuild and reinstallation of previous organ, which was a mixture of Aeolian, Estey and Skinner material.

Opus R-3 (1998): First Baptist Church, Logan: Rebuild on new chests of previous Moller organ.

Opus R-4 (2001): Geary Auditorium, University of Charleston. Rebuilding, additions and installation of a much moved Bennett organ, originally installed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Charleston.

Opus R-5 (2005): Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charleston. Total rebuilding of Estey/Lewis & Hitchcock organ.

New Organs:

Opus 1 (1996): St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Albans. Additions made as Opus 1-A in 1999 (Clarinet and Swell Cornet stops) and Opus 1-B in 2003 (Trumpet Imperial and 32’ Contra Fagotto).

Opus 2 (2004): Crim Memorial United Methodist Church, Phillipi.

Opus 3 (2007): Glenville Presbyterian Church, Glenville.

Opus 4 (2008): St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Albans. Two rank MIDI organ in Chapel.

Opus 5 (2009): Baptist Temple, Charleston: New five rank Echo division built on electropneumatic chests, connected to the 1969 Holtkamp organ in the sanctuary. Since this is practically a complete organ just missing a keyboard, it is counted as a new organ.

Major projects without opus number:

1991: Tonal renovations to Moller organ at Princeton Presbyterian Church, including the installation of the only flamed copper facade in the state, to our knowledge.

1993: “KOWEXPO” portable two rank organ, now permanently installed as an antiphonal organ at St. Marks United Methodist, Charleston.

1997: Relocation of Estey organ from Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, to Christ Church United Methodist (Chapel).

1995-7, and again 2009-2010: Relocation of Moller organ from St. Lukes United Methodist Church to Faith United Methodist Church, then again from Faith UMC to Community of Grace UMC.

2003: Installation of new console at Christ Episcopal Church, Point Pleasant.

2006: Installation of new console and switching system at Church of the Epiphany, Eden, North Carolina.

2006: Installation of rebuilt console and major tonal revisions at First Presbyterian Church, South Charleston.

2008: Console rebuilding at Central United Methodist Church, Fairmont.

2010: Console rebuilding and addition of Solo Trumpet at St. Mark's UMC, Charleston.

2011: Console rebuilding and addition of 16' Trumpet extension at Main St. UMC, Tazewell, Virginia.

2012: Console rebuilding and additions at Highlawn Presbyterian Church, Huntington

2017: Console rebuilding at First Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Kanawha Organ Works, 834 S. Walnut Street, St Albans, West Virginia 25177 304-727-5022