Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is purchasing, reconfiguring, refurbishing, & repurposing a pipe organ for our worship space. This blog chronicles the journey of a "Green" Organ.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Week Two of Organ Installation

If you haven't been inside the sanctuary since September 11, you've missed seeing all the work that has been done so far on the organ installation!

Below are some photos from various points over the last ten days. We've also recently announced some exciting events coinciding with the pipe organ's dedication in November.
  • Oktoberfest Worship and Dinner, October 1 at 5:00 PM  Click here to learn more and register.
  • Pizza and Pipes Halloween Party, October 29 at 6:00 PM (wear your costume!) Click here to learn more.
  • Organ Dedication at Worship, Weekend of November 12-13, all worship services
  • Organ Recital and Dinner, October 18 at 6:30 PM
Now on with the photos!

Some of the many plans and blueprints for the organ. It is quite complex!
September 14, 2011
September 15, 2011
September 16, 2011

September 21, 2011

Pastor Chris Smith demonstrates a possible use for an organ piece.

Wooden pipes

The Heart of the Beast! Or Blower, if you prefer.

Original pipes from the Macalester organ needed to be altered so that they would fit within the space in our sanctuary. These pipes were originally all straight, like the bottom-most one. The top three needed to be "bent" to fit the space. This bending does not alter the sound.
Here you can see an original Macalester pipe (top) next to one newly constructed by Holtkamp (bottom)

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