Organ Restoration Project

When in our music God is glorified,
And adoration leaves no room for pride,
It is as though the whole creation cried:

Fred Pratt Green, 1972

Highlands Presbyterian Church dedicated our newly restored Nevin Pipe Organ on Sunday, June 12, 2016.  We are deeply grateful for the support of the community, as well as our members, that helped make possible the restoration of this instrument.

Music is incredibly important in the spiritual life of Highlands Presbyterian Church. Our pipe organ is the foundation of hymn sings, pageants, and musical programs, and most of all our Sunday morning service of worship. We have been careful to maintain the components of our aging organ, but the deterioration of the organ, particularly the console has become increasingly unmanageable.

Beginning in 2008, the HPC Organ Committee diligently researched the possible solutions. After meeting with 7 organ builders and reviewing 9 proposals, the HPC Organ Committee, with the Session’s approval, chose Larwrence D. Nevin, Master Organ Builder, to rebuild our aging organ.

As part of our fundraising effort, the church hosted a number of concerts, including a jazz guitar concert featuring Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub on June 7, 2015 and a Fall Fair.

As of January 2016, more than $150,000 was raised, and work was finally completed in May of 2016.  We are grateful for the generous support of folks from the community who have helped us reach our goal.


While the major restoration of the organ is complete, we are grateful for the support of friends in the community, as well as members of Highlands, who want to help us continue to expand and enhance the instrument’s capabilities. Donations can be sent by check to:

Highlands Presbyterian Church
270 Franklin Turnpike
Allendale, NJ 07401-2214

Please designate the “HPC Organ Fund” in the memo area of your check. Thank you for your generous support!