Beautiful Monarke organ, Friendswood, TX
At the end of 2011 a committee of the Mary Queen Catholic Church from Friendswood (TX) visited the Johannus headquarters in Ede to discuss the final specifications of the 4-manual Monarke organ for their new church.
Since the charter, parishioners of the parish have now grown to more than 2,000 families and households. A renewed vision for Mary Queen parish includes a newly constructed church, parish center and gym, rectory, renovated former church, and a current retreat-house-residence.
This pastoral vision is entitled "The Master's Plan: Witness and Welcome in Gospel Love." The new rectory has been completed since November of 2008. Construction of the new church began in the fall of 2010.
The church seating capacity is planned for over 1600 parishioners with a chapel that will hold 200 worshippers. The grounds will envision a small shrine to Our Lady of La Salette and several prayer gardens.
Part of of this vision also includes a new organ for the church. After a thorough selection process the Johannus company was chosen to build the new custom instrument. The 105 rank Monarke organ has 4 manuals and a floating resonance pipe division.
The organ and console are based on the 19th century French symphonic Cavaillé-Coll style. The sound of the organ will be prefectly distributed by its 60 audio channels and high quality loudspeaker cabinets.