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Music Facilities

Our Austin Pipe Organ and Steinway Concert Piano are the crown jewels of our extraordinary acoustical spaces.

Sheet music in the choir at DeSales University

Music Facilites

The Connelly Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Our beautiful chapel, a visual and acoustical gem, serves as the primary performance space for our three choirs. Graced with brilliant, academically themed stained glass windows, the chapel is home to a stunning new Austin pipe organ (installed 2020) which crowns the façade of the Chapel’s south end. The exceptionally large sanctuary of the chapel serves as a visual shell perfectly enhancing choral music at our Masses, special liturgies, and concerts.

The Austin Opus 2800 Organ

The striking cantilevered “great” division of Austin Organs’ Opus 2800 adorns the sanctuary surrounding its listeners in an array of tone color from the softest, smoothest strings to thundering basses and brilliant reeds. Its three manuals are housed in a stunning red-toned console with swell and choir divisions in the same wood tone enclosed on both sides of the sanctuary. Opus 2800 is one of the finest organs in the region inspiring recitalists, concert-goers, and lovers of Catholic liturgy throughout eastern Pennsylvania.    

The Gallagher Studio

This versatile space with its “industrial” design showcases a new Steinway concert grand piano along with state of the art Wenger practice rooms also featuring Steinway instruments. The studio serves as a choral rehearsal space as well as an intimate performance venue for smaller-scale chamber, vocal, and “cabaret” performances.

Connelly Chapel DeSales U Pipe Organ

The Connelly Chapel of the Sacred Heart at DeSales University

 Austin Organ DeSales University

The Austin Opus 2800 Organ

Gallager Studio, Brisson Hall

The Gallager Studio in Brisson Hall