The sanctuary organ at First Church is the largest pipe organ in the state of Kansas with nearly 6,000 pipes. The pipes range in size from the size of a pencil to 34 feet in length. The 1961 Sanctuary at First Church featured a Moller organ installed in 1962. In 1998 the Schantz organ company built a new organ for the Sanctuary and incorporated some of the pipes from the previous Moller organ. This year marks 20 years of what has proven to be an exciting instrument heard weekly for worship services and on the First Church televised worship services. The concert on August 21 will demonstrate the vast array of sounds within the organ and also feature the First Church choir in several dramatic pieces for choir and organ.
A reception in the Narthex celebrating the 20th anniversary will immediately follow the concert. All are welcome to attend.