St. James is home to several magnificent pipe organs in varying styles both historic and contemporary. The oldest instrument, built by Hutchings-Votey, is over a hundred years old
and was specially built for the Cathedral when it was new in 1907. The Rosales organ was added in 2000, replacing a previous instrument by Casavant that was completed in 1924. Together,
they form the grand organ that is used in Sunday masses and other large liturgies throughout the year. These instruments can also be heard frequently in concert; together they form the
largest instrument in Seattle and are capable of beautifully rendering a wide array of repertoire. St. James also owns two small portative organs that are used in smaller liturgies such
as weekly vespers. Small and portable, they also are frequently used in continuo playing for choral and orchestral repertoire of the 17th-19th centuries. Our chapel is home to an
organ built by longtime parishioner Frank Robl. It was donated to the Cathedral after his death and continues to sound as a testament to his many years of dedication to the parish.
Together these instruments accompany hundreds of liturgies, concerts, and other events that take place in the life of our parish. Their beautiful tone gives us an attestation to the beauty
of God's heavenly music and their sonorous power, a fortaste of His great glory.