Larry & Kathryn Smith Memorial Chapel
Behrend College Chapel
Pennsylvania State University
Year of Commission 2001
The multi-faith chapel at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, is a gift of Larry and Kathryn Smith, longtime friends of the college and its students. As the chapel began to take shape, Larry and Kathryn Smith also felt that an organ would add to the spiritual impact of worship. They gave a custom-made mechanical tracker pipe organ in honor of their daughter, Colleen, and their son, Kevin. The organ is placed in the front of the chapel, the key-desk is attached to the organ case, and the mechanical key action is of the suspended type.
Karen Keene is Organ Consultant and Organ Curator of the Smith memorial Chapel organ.
Larry Smith, Professor Emeritus of Organ at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, played the Dedicatory Recital.
21 stops | 23 ranks
Suspended mechanical key action |
Electric stop action