First Presbyterian Church
The Schlicker pipe organ was originally installed in the downtown Dalton location in 1972. In the late 1980’s, First Presbyterian finally realized that in order to meet the needs of a continually growing congregation, the church would have to relocate to a larger facility. In 1989, the church moved to the edge of downtown Dalton into a brand new facility. At that time, the church relocated their Schlicker organ to the new sanctuary. With the age of the organ and the continued growth of the music program, the original console was no longer up to the challenge. A failing capture action and burned key contacts finally pressed a decision the music department knew was imminent. In 2004, the church contracted with our firm to build a new 4-manual console for the Schlicker organ. The console would replace the former 3-manual console and allow for the necessary expansion of the Schlicker organ. Though organ chests and pipes are functional and in good condition, the growing music program has pressed the organ beyond the capabilities of an organ designed in the German style. The new console has been designed in conjunction with Andrew Clark, Music Director of First Presbyterian Church, to accommodate the future changes and expansions. Installation was completed in Spring of 2005.