Holy Family Church in Poland, Ohio, concluded that it was simply more practical and cost-effective to replace their old organ (which Gerard's had been faithfully servicing for a few years). In addition to having ongoing problems, their old organ console "stood out like a sore thumb" because its dark oak finish didn't match the light oak color of the furniture in their new church.
The church had entertained the idea of getting a pipe organ but soon discovered that a pipe organ (of an appropriate size and resources) was not in their budget. Also, a pipe organ would have required substantial modifications be made to the church to accommodate it (adding significantly to the cost). Holy Family's logical and easy choice, then, for a new organ was Viscount and Gerard's. Holy Family's new Viscount 'Unico' Organ is breathtaking and will continue to serve the Parish for decades to come.
When the folks at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bolivar, Ohio, decided it was time to look ahead and replace their aging electronic organ, they chose a new Viscount 'Sonus' model. While their old organ was still working okay, it had a very dated sound and did not really do the job. They looked at several instruments.
Their decision to get a 'Sonus' was based on 1) superior pipe organ sound via Viscount's exclusive 'Physis' sound modeling technology (in contrast to forty-year-old digital sampling technology), 2) ease of use and total flexibility of the new instrument, 3) a detailed and very thorough plan as to how the new organ would be installed in their church (designed by Gerard's staff), and, overall, 4) best value for their money. The new organ is beautiful and fills St. Paul's with a rich, warm, and full sound, which truly helps worshippers to lift their minds and hearts to God in songs and hymns of praise. Pictured is St. Paul's organist Rick Simmons.
The people at the St. Augustine Towers Chapel in Cleveland decided they should finally, after many years of being unable to do so, get an appropriate instrument to provide wonderful organ sound in their chapel (which is used for daily Mass and other liturgies). Partly because of the chapel's limited space and partly because of their limited budget, they chose the amazing Viscount 'Cantorum' Organ to do this. The 'Cantorum' meets the chapel's needs beautifully.
The 'Cantorum' features Viscount'sexclusive Advanced Real Technology Music system (ARTEM), twenty pipe organ stops (and orchestral sounds as well), and fills the space with a warm, rich sound via the 'Cantorum's' external audio system. The 'Cantorum' is available in one, and two keyboard models (with or without a compact or full-size pedal keyboard) and is also easily portable should it be needed for use elsewhere (either inside or outside of the St. Augustine Towers premises). The 'Cantorum' also makes a splendid instrument for organ practice at home!
When Pittsburgh, PA, organist Randy Hiller retired, he knew he would have more time to play the organ at home. He decided that would be a good time to update his old Hammond Organ with a new Viscount 'Sonus' Organ.
The new organ is a real compliment to his beautiful home, and he is enjoying it thoroughly. Congratulations, Randy!