A Message from the Castro Organist

My experience as a frequent recitalist on the famed six-manual Harrah Symphonic Organ in Hurricane, West Virginia, led me to envision a local instrument of comparable magnitude and versatility in a venue where it can be enjoyed by enthusiastic San Francisco audiences on a nightly basis while also serving as an exceptionally versatile concert instrument.

Acclaimed organ builder Allen Harrah, the recognized pioneer of hybrid organ technology, has given us a significant advantage by donating countless hours to the design and execution of this instrument. The beautiful seven-manual console controlling 400 digital ranks and two divisions of wind-blown pipes will make us home to the only hybrid organ of these proportions in the world today.

The stunning new console is completed! See photos on the News page.

                                                                                            —David Hegarty