IU Health La Porte Hospital Family Chapel

La Porte, Indiana


This 7 rank encased instrument was installed in the new chapel that seats 75 and has reflective surfaces on all walls and ceiling. All furnishings in the room are movable with the exception of the organ case. The Principal 8' is in facade with the balance of the organ enclosed. Given the small space and room surfaces, gentle wind pressure has been employed which imparts charm and a delicate warmth to the sound.

The Flugelhorn is the ideal reed stop for this organ, with its light, smooth sound. It blends well for chorus work and provides a lovely solo voice. The principals are round and rich. The strings are very delicate and blend well. The wood Gedeckt has a gentle and precise speech with an appealing, singing tone. The Mixture is based on 2' with one break. It is derived from the Octave and the Quinte.

The organ and chapel were dedicated October 4, 1998 with C.J. Sambach in recital. The organ was a gift from the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary.