Our sacred worship of God is enriched by the inspiring and varied musical offerings of CAPC choirs soloists and ensembles, led by our new Director of Music, Clifford Parrish. Along with our fine choirs is our magnificent Gilbert Adams Pipe Organ. CAPC members contribute their musical gifts in a variety of musical groups for all ages, both choral and instrumental. 

Chancel Choir

Adult and older youth members are invited to sing along with the professional choir members in performing some of the most moving sacred music created. The chancel choir rehearses Sunday following worship, and is led by CAPC Musical Director, Clifford Parrish.

Summer Choir 

Joyful worship continues and voices are continued to be raised in song during the summer months as everyone is invited to join the summer choir. Rehearsals are 45 minutes before worship and consist of anyone who is willing to sing that day. Members of the Chancel Choir often come to assist as well. 

Children and Youth Choir

Through a variety of choirs, music lessons and teaching experiences, the children and youth of Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church enjoy exposure to the best in music leadership. 

Other Musical Groups at CAPC

In addition to our Sunday morning music programs, a number of local musical oragnizations call CAPC their home. The Crescent Concert Series is held in our sanctuary, offering outstanding musical programs on a regulalar basis throuhgout the year. The Plainfield Symphony, under the musical direction of Charles Prince, also calls CAPC home.
 

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church -
Gilbert Adams Pipe Organ

The new four - manual pipe organ was installed in CAPC's large neo-gothic sanctuary in 2002. Designed and built by master builder Gilbert Adams, this magnificent instrument is French in conception. It is, first and foremost, an ensemble instrument, blending the tonal concepts of Aristide Cavaille-Coll's romantic organ with the French classic tradition of Françios-Henri Cliquot. It serves to accompany choirs, to inspire congregational singing, and to perform the vast majority of organ repertoire. The organ's tonal resources enhance both the church's music ministry and outreach.

Stoplist for G.F. Adams Organ:

GRAND-ORGUE (17 stops / 28 ranks)
Montre 16’
Bourdon 16’
Montre 8’
Salicional 8’
Flûte harmonique 8’
Bourdon 8’
Prestant 4’
Grosse Tierce 3-1/5’
Nasard 2-2/3’
Doublette 2’
Fourniture V
Cymbale IV
Grand Cornet V
Bombarde 16’
Trompette 8’
Voix humaine 8’
Clarion 4’
Tremolo
POSITIV (18 stops / 23 ranks)
Bourdon 16’
Montre 8’
Dulciane 8’
Flûte harmonique 8’
Bourdon 8’
Prestant 4’
Flûte 4’
Nasard 2 2/3’
Doublette 2’
Quarte de Nasard 2’
Tierce 1 3/5’
Larigot 1 1/3’
Fourniture IV
Cymbale III
Basson 16’
Trompette 8’
Cromone 8’
Clarion 4’
RÉCIT EXPRESSIF (20 stops / 24 ranks)
Quintaton 16’
Diapason 8’
Flûte harmonique 8’
Bourdon 8’
Gambe 8’
Voix céleste 8’
Flûte à Fuseau 8’
Flûte céleste 8’
Prestant 4’
Flûte octaviante 4’
Nasard 2 2/3’
Doublette 2’
Tierce 1-3/5
Plein-Jeu V
Bombarde 16’
Trompette harmonique 8’
Basson et Hautbois 8’
Voix humaine 8’
Clarinette 8’
Clairon harmonique 4’
Celesta
Tremelo
SOLO (7 stops / 11 ranks) 
Cor Anglais 8’
Hautbois 8’
Cor de Basset 8’
Chalumeau 8’
Trompette-en-Chamande 8’
Clarion-en-Chamande 4’
Grand Cornet V
Zimbelstern



PEDALE (14 stops / 11 ranks)
Principal-Basse 32’
Soubasse 32’
Contrebasse (principal-basse) 16’
Flute conique 16’
Bourdon (Soubasse) 16’
Bourdon Doux (Pos.) 16’
Basse 8’
Bourdon 8’
Flute ouverte 4’
Contre Bombarde 32’
Bombarde 16’
Basson 16’
Trompette 8’
Clarion 4’


 
   


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F. Allen Artz III, Music Minister, Chancel Choir Director, Organist
Email:artzthe3rd@verizon.net
Phone:908-756-3157