Inauguration Programme

Order of Proceedings

Welcome from Kampong Kapor Methodist Church
Rev Dr Kang Ho Soon

Mr Nicholas Leow plays
A Festive Trumpet Tune David German
In Dir Ist Freude (BWV 615) J S Bach

All stand to sing the hymn
All Creatures of Our God and King

Please be seated. Dr Margaret Chen and Bishop Robert Solomon continue with the
Installation of the Executive Committee

Welcome by the Dean Dr Evelyn Lim

The Secretary, Mr Ong Te-Min, reads
Message from Frederick Swann, President,
American Guild of Organists

The Membership Officer, Mrs Dorothy Lee, explains
Membership categories and dues

Mr Adriel Yap and Mr Stan Ang play
The Lord is My Light Chinese Folk Song
Blest be the Dear Untiring Love Lim Swee Hong

Dr Margaret Chen plays
Passacaglia in C minor (BWV 582) J S Bach

All stand to sing the hymn
When in Our Music God is Glorified

Remain standing as Bishop Dr Robert Solomon gives the


The Organ of
Kampong Kapor Methodist Church

The pipe organ in Kampong Kapor Methodist Church was the gift of the Ladies Aid Society. It was built by Walker & Taylor, Lincoln , England , in 1936 and installed 1937. The façade bears strong resemblance to the organ in the chapel at Orchard Road Presbyterian Church.

The organ originally had tracker action and mechanical stop and coupler controls. In 1987, when the Education Block was constructed and sanctuary renovated, the organ was completely dismantled and stored in a warehouse. At the end of the renovation, it was rebuilt and raised to its present height. A new console replaced the original, and the swell box removed to accommodate more ranks. The action was also electrified to accommodate the enlargements to the organ. However the organ's original slider windchests were retained. In 1995, platforms were added on both sides of the organ to allow for more pipes to be added.

New ranks of pipes have been added over the years include the Great Mixture, mutations in the Swell, the reed stops (Trumpet 8' and Clarion 4') and the Subbass 16' in the Pedal. These additions and extensions, made possible by the generosity of Albert and Peggie Hong , have made the organ more versatile and provided it with more volume to support congregational singing in the sanctuary which has been enlarged since the organ was installed.

Mr Robert Navaratnam, Singapore 's only organ builder, has been responsible for the renovations and regular maintenance and tuning of the organ.

Original Specification (1936)


Swell (enclosed)


Open Diapason 8'

Hohlflute 8'

Dulciana 8'

Gemshorn 4'

Lieblich Gedackt 8'

Harmonic Flute 4'

Celeste 8'

Bourdon 16'



Swell/Great; Swell/Pedal; Great/Pedal


Present Specification (2004)


Swell (unenclosed)


Principal 8' (RN00)

Dulciana 8'

Clarabel 8' (HNB)

Flute 8'
( Hohlflute 8' in original organ)

Principal 4' (RN00)

Piccolo 2' (RN89)

Flute 4' (RN89)

Mixture 1 1/3' (RN??)

Trumpet 8' (RN00)

Glockenspiel (RN04)
(drawn by Pedal Flute 4 stop)

Diapason 8'
(on Great organ originally)

Gedackt Flute 8'
(Lieblich Gedackt in original organ)

Harmonic Flute 4' (RN03)

Octave 4' (RN00)

Nazard 2 2/3' (RN00)

Terz 1 3/5' (RN00)

Fifteenth 2'

Trumpet 8' (Gt)

Harmonic Clairon 4' (RN00)

Bourdon 16'

Subbass 16' (RN00)

Gedackt 8' (RN98)

Trumpet 8' (Gt)

Trumpet 4' (Gt)

Flute 4' (prepared for)



Swell/Great; Swell/Pedal; Great/Pedal

HNB Hill, Norman & Beard organ, VCH

RNXX: RN = Robert Navaratnam, XX = year in which rank was installed.



Adapted from notes by Mr. Earnest Lau and other sources.