Music and Arts

Share your musical talents.

Tab’s Sanctuary Choir is now rehearsing for a new season of ministry. The choir sings at the 11:00 am service each Sunday morning. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:15 pm. All singers are invited to join us as we share our talents in service to God and the congregation. For more information, contact Matt Kauffman, 923-5458, ext. 102.

There are many opportunities to use your musical talents at Tab. To participate in the Sanctuary Choir, Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir, or contemporary band as a vocalist or instrumentalist, contact Matt Kauffman at matt.kauffman@tabpres.org.

Tabernacle Presbyterian Church has been blessed throughout its history to have had wonderful instruments to aid in worship and bringing glory to God throughout its history. Today, the instruments at Tabernacle Church stand as a testimony to the importance that has been placed on worship throughout the years and bringing musical excellence to our congregation and community.

Instruments at Tab

Sanctuary Organ: Casavant Freres & Co. OrganSt. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Opus 3617.

In 1986 a new Casavant Organ replaced the original Casavant Organ purchased in 1921. Dr. Clyde Holloway was asked to act as advisor on the selection of this new organ. The organ, with 67 ranks and some 3603 pipes, was installed and the first of two dedication services held on December 7, 1986.

GRAND ORGUE
Violonbasse 16
Montre 8
Violone 8
Flute a cheminee 8
Flute harmonique 8
Prestant 4
Flute 4
Doublette 2
Grande fourniture II-III
Fourniture IV
Doucaine 16
Trompette 8
Grande Orgue Unison Off
Trompette royale 8 (from Positif)
Trompette en chamade 8 (from Antiphonal)

RECIT
Bourdon doux 16
Cor de nuit 8
Viole de gambe 8
Viox celeste 8
Principal 4
Flute a fuseau 4
Nazard 2 2/3
Quarte de nazard 2
Tierce 1 3/5
Plein jeu V
Bombarde 16
Trompette harmonique 8
Hautbois 8
Clarion harmonique 4
Tremblant
Recit 16
Recit Unison Off
Recit 4

POSITIF
Montre 8
Bourdon 8
Prestant 4
Flute a cheminee 4
Principal 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Sesquialtera II
Cymbale V
Cromorne 8
Tremblant
Positif Unison Off
Trompette royale 8
Trompet en chamade 8

ANTIPHONAL
Montre 8
Bourdon 8
Prestant 4
Fourniture IV
Trompette en chamade 8

PEDALE
Montre 32
Soubasse 32
Montre 16
Soubasse 16
Bourdon doux 16
Violonbasse 16
Bourdon quinte 10 2/3
Octavebasse 8
Bourdon doux 8
Flute a cheminee 8
Mixture IV
Contre bombarde 32
Bombarde 16
Bombarde douce 16
Trompette 8
Trompette royale 8
Trompette en chamade 8
Cromorne 8

McKee Chapel Organ: Reiger Organs, Austria

In 1981, through a generous gift of Mary Bishop Fauvre, the 17 stop Reiger Organ was installed in McKee Chapel. This was the first modern-day installation of a tracker organ in Indiana.

HAUPTWERK (Manual I)
Principal 8
Spitzgedackt 8
Octave 4
Sesquialtera 2 2/3
Mixture IV

BRUSTWERK (Manual II)
Holzgedackt 8
Salicional 8
Voix Céleste 8
Holzrohrflote 4
Principal 2
Larigot 1 1/3
Tremulant
Expression

PEDAL
Subass 16
Principal 8 (from HW)
Bourdon 8
Choralbass 4
Couplers: II/I, I/P, II/P

Harpsichord: Jensen Harpsichords

Through a generous gift of David Goacher, in memory of his mother and brother, a beautiful Jensen Harpsichord was purchased for Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in 2000. This beautiful 2-manual Flemish-style harpsichord is used for special services and programs throughout the year at Tabernacle.

Handbells: Malmark Handbells

Tabernacle Church was the first church in Indianapolis to own and use handbells in its worship services. The original set of Petit & Fritsen Handbells was purchased in 1964, years before handbells were even thought of being used for worship. Tabernacle now owns a 5-octave set of Malmark Handbells and a 3-octave set of Malmark Choirchimes. The original handbells still hang in the upstairs closet as a constant reminder of the rich heritage of handbells that has been part of Tabernacle church for almost 50 years.