The Longwood Organ
Composed of 10,010 pipes divided into 146 ranks, the Longwood Organ is the largest Aeolian organ ever constructed in a residential setting. Pierre du Pont was an organ aficionado who, in 1930, replaced the original organ with a much larger, custom-designed Aeolian model that remains in Longwood’s Conservatory to this day.
With the goal of returning The Longwood Organ to its 1930 splendor, a team of experts began a seven-year restoration process in 2004. They completely rewired, repainted, re-leathered and refurbished virtually every element of The Longwood Organ.
In May 2012, American Public Media broadcast an episode of Pipedreams titled "Longwood Revisited" which highlighted the history and restoration of The Longwood Organ. Listen to the program here.
Our International Organ Competition in 2013 was also broadcasted on Pipedreams' "Longwood Laureates". Listen to that program here.
Upcoming Longwood Organ Concerts
Enjoy a free organ demonstration and insight into Longwood's pipe organ from Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte.
Join in the excitement and have your five minutes of fame on The Longwood Organ.
Daniel Roth has been widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos.
Respected Organist Nigel Potts performs with the world renowned Mezzo Soprano Sarah Rose Taylor.
10 of the organ world’s brightest young talents compete before a panel of top judges in a quest for the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize.