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Marilyn Witte, Cantor of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, gives the console a try before it’s moved into the church.
Unloading one of the slider windchests.
People who help unload the thousands of parts of a pipe organ rarely wonder why they’re so “expensive”.
The console is hoisted into the balcony.
The detached console will be located in the lower right of the photo, with the trackers running under the floor directly to their respective division (Great on the right, Swell on the left).
The Swell windchest is hoisted...
...and set into place.
The façade is rather unconventional, being essentially a screen composed of hard maple bars with a natural finish (unstained). The materials that hold the façade pipes in place are painted dark blue and burgundy; some of the wood pipes are also painted.
A view showing the three dimensional nature of the façade. Pipes further forward in the case stand on lower maple bars. Some smaller Pedal pipes (on the extreme left) have yet to be installed. The largest pipes of the Pedal Subbass are in, however.
Voicers John Ourensma and John Panning confer during the tonal finishing.
The children of the church built their own organ, Op. 83a. Here Pastor Marilyn Witte assists as the junior organ builders perform during its dedication recital.
Participants in the dedicatory events, from left to right:
The Rev. Clifton Eschbach, The Rev. Mark Russell, pastors of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd; The Rev. Marilyn Witte, Cantor; organ builder Lynn Dobson; and recitalist Martin Jean.