Organs available at Trinity Episcopal


Calling all organists! Trinity Episcopal Church in Pawtuxet Village is giving away two organs.

The manual electric Lowrey organ with a pedal board and speaker and the manual Allen organ with a pedal board are valued at approximately $1,000 each and are about 30 years old. A new owner can take one or both in return for a donation to the church.

“These are one of the earliest of electronic church organs and they produced a phenomenal sound for their day,” said Father Mitch Lindeman.

The organs were “on the forefront of mimicking or rivaling the pipe organ sound,” and with a touch of a button could launch presets or allow the tonality that usually only comes from a pipe or an old tracker organ.

The Allen organ doesn’t need too much upkeep – it requires a little furniture polish or lemon oil now and then.

“It doesn’t need voicing or tuning, it will just sit wherever you place it and do a phenomenal job,” Father Mitch said.

Father Mitch said a beginner interested in experimenting with organ sound might enjoy the Lowery, adding it has an add-on Leslie speaker that spins and is “funky.” He said it might also be a good match for a professional organist as a practice instrument.

“[The Allen] was the backup organ in our church during the time of our fire, and it worked for a long time,” Father Mitch said.

To inquire about the organs, contact Trinity Church at 941-4324 or send an email via their website, Father Mitch suggests a donation in the $100 range, but said it’s more important to the church community that the organs are placed with someone who will use them.


This manual Allen organ is one of two organs Trinity Episcopal Church is looking to give away in return for a donation to the church.


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