The Hook & Hastings Organ


First Congregational Church of Colorado Springs has the following position available: Music Associate / Organist. Applications are now being accepted for this position (10-12 hours / week) –

The position is open until June 10, and interviews will be held June 13-24.  We hope to have our new musician in place by early July. For more information, please contact Mandy Todd, Director of Music & Arts (


The Organ at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ was built by the famous Boston builder Hook and Hastings in 1888 and installed in the newly constructed church building in 1889.   As most nineteenth century pipe organs in the area, the original organ was powered by a water turbine which is still in place in the building.  The instrument has been updated and altered over the years and is still a viable part of the music ministry of First Congregational Church.

The original organ had 36 registers but it was expanded and altered in rebuilds in 1952 and 1972.  Today, the organ has 50 ranks and 38 stops with three manuals and pedal.  Still behind the original facade; the organ was completely refurbished in 2013.

Organ of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ Timeline

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