Summerall Chapel Pipe Organ Project

The rebuilt organ will resemble this restoration by Cornel Zimmer installed at Statesboro First United Methodist Church in Georgia

The new pipe organ console in Summerall Chapel

As of December 19, 2017: $623,849.47 is Committed! THANK YOU to all who have donated to this project! We recognize you by name in the donor honor roll below.

Phase One of our project is complete, and the new console has been installed. The second phase of the rebuild is the installation of the first two sets of pipes. A set of the refurbished pipes are on display in Summerall Chapel to raise awareness and show progress of our efforts. The remaining goal is to raise an additional $388,099.26 so the pipe restoration process can begin. If 5,000 individuals gave $100, we could raise these funds.

Major Donor Recognition: Those who donate $15,000 or more to the project have the opportunity to be recognized by name on new signage to be located on the south alcove wall of Summerall Chapel. Recognition can include individual donors, alumni clubs or classes and corporations or foundations.

For more information, please contact Katie Hurtt at The Citadel Foundation, or (843) 953-6914 or Mackay Salley, at 336-317-2275 or 

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Chapel Organ Timeline:

  • 1936: Summerall Chapel was built and a 34-rank pipe organ was designed to be worthy of the magnificent construction of our chapel.
  • 1949: Six ranks of pipes were added to the organ.
  • 1960: A new four-manual console was built.
  • 1965: Retaining thirty-six of the existing ranks, 28 new ranks of pipes were added, making the organ complete with 64 total ranks.
  • 1985: This magnificent organ that lasted about 50 years last played in 1985. Funds were not available to restore the pipe organ, so the decision was made to purchase an electronic organ until funds could be raised. That electronic organ is now in need of replacement.
  • 2005 - present: An effort has been underway to restore the pipe organ to its original grandeur.
Honor Roll of Donors
Primary Addressee
Mr. and 1LT Amanda Achterberg
BG and Mrs. F. Cecil Adams, Jr.
Mrs. Carroll Ahearn
Mr. and Mrs. Terrence J. Ahearn, J.D.
Mr. Dan P. Allen
LTC and Mrs. James M. Allen
Col. and Mrs. Jerris C. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. W. Harold Arnold, Jr.
Ms. Sara J. Bagen
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Bagnal, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Douglas Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Barnes
Miss Eleanor J. Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barnes, Jr.
Mr. Walter T. Barron, Jr.
Dr. Robert E. Baughn
Mr. Erwin H. Baumer
COL and Mrs. Mark A. Bebensee
Mr. James L. Bell
Chief and Mrs. James L. Belote
Mrs. Janet B. Belote
Mr. Alan W. Bentley
Col. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Benton
MAJ and Mrs. John M. Berry
LTC and Mrs. David P. Beshlin
LTC and Mrs. Samuel W. Booher
Mrs. Patsy Bradley
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Bradley, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brittingham
BG and Mrs. Ernest D. Brockman, Jr.
BG and Mrs. Ernest D. Brockman, Jr.
Capt. and Mrs. George W. Brodt
CAPT and Mrs. Terence H. Brown
Dr. and Mrs. F. Smith Bryant, Jr.
Father A. Charles Cannon, Jr., USA, Ret.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Walter Carmony
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Carson, Jr.
MAJ and Mrs. Jennings C. Carte, II
and Mrs. William D. Casey
Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Chandler, III
Mr. and Mrs. Lambert E. Chandler, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Maitland S. Chase, III
Lt Col and Mrs. William B. Cheney, III
Dr. David T. Childress, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Eric C. Clark, III
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Willis W. Clark, III
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Willis W. Clark, III
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin C. Clay
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