About Our Organ

About Our Organ

Shalom's custom-designed pipe organ, installed in 1995, represents our emphasis on a vital music program.  It was designed and built for our church by Marçeau and Associates of Portland, Oregon. 

This all-mechanical key- and stop-action two-manual and pedal organ contains 540 pipes, arranged in 10 voices by use of double-draw stops and extensions. It is prepared for 168 more pipes arranged in 3 voices. The organ components and “Mission” style case was constructed in Portland, as were pipes 13-24 of the Rohrflöte. The case is made of quarter-sawn white oak. The naturals are lemon wood, and the accidentals are ebony. The stop knobs are ebony with engraved bone. Some of the pipes are recycled from other organs. They came from a Kefer organ at the University of Washington, from a Casavant-Frères organ at Community Presbyterian Church in Ventura, CA, from an Estey organ at First Presbyterian Church in Spokane, from an Estey organ at Gethsemane Lutheran in Seattle, and from an M. P. Möller organ at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Portland. The rest, including the flamed copper facade pipes, were made for this organ by Stinkens in Holland. The console and pedalboard were built by August Laukhuff in Germany. The unusual side-mounted key desk conserves seating space.

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