The Cathedral Organ

David Young, Principal Organist at the Cathedral takes us behind the scenes to see how the organ works and where the sounds come from.

Organ History

The Cathedral Organ built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the Cathedral’s musical treasures. At its installation, the organ had fifty-seven ranks (or sets of pipes). Later, additions to the instrument were made by the Balcolm and Vaughan Organ Company of Seattle, Washington (in 1983, 1996, and 1999).