Church of the Incarnation
Location: Dallas, TX
Architect: HH Architects
General Contractor: Lee Lewis Construction
Mechanical Engineer: Purdy-McGuire
Completion Date: February, 1 2016
60,000-SF church addition
450 seat chapel, 3-story education wing and welcome center
200-ton air-cooled chilled water system
In the News
The organ at the Church of the Incarnation has four keyboards and more than 4,000 pipes, and it can either mesmerize you with its delicacy or blow you out of your pew.
Structurally it’s a happy assemblage. Built in 1994 by the Noack Organ Co. of Massachusetts, it incorporates the pipes of an earlier instrument, the church’s 1960 Aeolian-Skinnerorgan, along with new elements installed during a major overhaul completed this year by Noack.
To hear it played by the church’s director of music and chief organist, Scott Dettra, is an aural and visceral pleasure. Cascading notes peal off the walls of the church’s 1954 sanctuary, reverberating through its bones and into your own, making a physical connection between music, building, body and — if you are so inclined — an even greater power.
By: Mark Lamster
SOURCE: Dallas Morning News