Our Organist / Choir Director Mrs Joy Lippert, ARTC, ARCCO
Joy has been an Organist/Music Director and Piano Teacher for more than 60 years. She came to Old St. Paul's as our organist after the closing of All Saints' Church with the amalgamation of All Saints and New St. Paul's churches here in Woodstock.
Old St. Paul's has a small but remarkable choir. The ladies section has a professional soloist with a commendable choral backup. Typical of most church choirs today there is an obvious dearth of male singers so you can imagine that more male singers would be welcomed with open arms. If you can't commit full time how about a few weeks before a major feast day????
A 2 manual, 32 note pedal board, built to AGO specs. The first pipe organ in Old St. Paul's was built in 1904 by the Karn/Warren organ Company of Woodstock, Ontario. It is unclear as to whether it was a "Tracker" ( mechanical action ) or Tubular Pneumatic organ. The current organ is a rebuild by the Woodstock Organ Company as a memorial to the fallen Armed Forces of the First World War. It was rebuilt in 1949. Both the original and the rebuild were voiced by Wm. A Potter. It is classified as a "Romantic" style organ. Some modifications have been made to the action but it remains true to the original builder. An SSL capture system by the Peterson company was installed by Dodington and Dodington Pipe organ Company in the 1980's. Currently the organ is serviced by Jan Vanderstat of Norwich, Ontario.
Pipe Organ Stop List The Organ is situated in a single chamber on the Gospel Side of the Chancel and is highly unified.
Pedal Organ 32 note concave pedal board (AGO)
16' Bourdon 32 notes 16' Echo Bourdon From Bourdon 8' Bass Flute From Swell 4' Principal From Great
Sw to Pedal 8' Gt to Pedal 8'
16' Lieblich Gedeckt From Stopped Diapason 8' Open Diapason 61 notes 8' Stopped Diapason 61 notes 8' Viol D’Gamba 61 notes 8' Aeoline 61 notes 8' Vox Celeste (TC) ? 4' Violina From Gamba 4' Flute D’Amour From Stopped Diapson 2 2/3 Nazard ? 2' Piccolo From Stopped Diapason
16' Contra Fagotto From Oboe 8' Oboe 61 notes
Sw 16' Sw 4' Sw - Gt 16' Sw - Gt 8' Sw - Gt 4'
8' Open Diapson 61 notes 8' Melodia From Sw 8' Dulciana From Sw 4' Principal From Open Diapson 4' Wald Flute From Melodia 2' Fifteenth From Open Diapason 8' Trumpet 61 notes
Deagan Chimes on Back Wall
There is no Great Super or Sub
The 16' Bourdon is an wood open.
The Open Diapson 8', Trumpet 8' and 16' Bourdon are the only ranks outside of the swell box.