First United Methodist Church of San Diego

First United Methodist Church of San Diego

2111 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108


Sanctuary Pipe Organ

9 Divisions, 108 Ranks, 6092 pipes

On April 24, 1986, a contract was signed with Mr. Blackinton to remove the existing organ and completely redesign and expand the instrument using the former pipe work and adding 54 ranks of new pipes, slider chests, and a new four-manual console.

The completed organ now contains four manual and pedal divisions in the rear gallery, including a full-length pedal Principal 32', and three manual and pedal divisions in the chancel. The instrument was dedicated on January 22, 1989 with a total of 107 ranks and 6,042 pipes, making it the largest pipe organ in San Diego County.

L.W. Blackinton and Associates Builder

Trotter Chapel Pipe Organ
2 Manual, 14 Ranks, 849 Pipes

A Pipe Organ was installed in the Trotter Chapel and dedicated on September 12, 2010.

Tonal concepts and specifications for the organ were cooperatively developed by Organ Builder, Lyle Blackinton; Organist, Robert Plimpton and Music Director, Stanley Wicks. The challenge was to design an instrument of modest size to be used primarily for small services, weddings, and funerals, but in addition, would have the versatility to be used for other intimate musical events.



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