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Organ Concert Celebrating the “NEW” Schantz/Rodgers Pipe Organ

Posted By: Catherine Good | Posted on: 01-05-2015

Organ Concert Celebrating The “New” Schantz/Rodgers Pipe Organ.
Featuring special guest organist Dan Miller.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4:00pm
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH | 2726 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44333

This program is sponsored by RODGERS Instruments Corp. LLC and T.S. Good Church Organ Co. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken.

About the Artist

R5 Sept 2014Dan Miller is an internationally renowned, complete musician. He has taught music, conducted choirs and orchestras, managed large concert productions and music conferences and is well-known for his original compositions and arrangements. He has recorded 22 compact discs of organ performances including many of his own published works. He has been the featured organist with several symphony orchestras and his performances are enjoyed throughout the world on radio, television and the internet.

Mr. Miller is in his 15th year as Product Manager for the Rodgers Instrument Corporation of Hillsboro, Oregon, USA, the world’s leader in the breakthrough hybrid pipe organ technologies Faith Lutheran’s audience will experience in this concert. He also is Adjunct Professor of Organ at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.

A church organist since age fifteen, Dan Miller has served at several notable churches in America. At Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, he presided over the world’s thirteenth largest pipe organ. At Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he served as assistant organist to Diane Bish. And, currently Dan is the Organist for St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon.

About the Hybrid Pipe Organ

Infinity-Series-logoThe pipe organ at Faith Lutheran is a “marriage” of the church’s existing 1969 Schantz pipe organ with the newest RODGERS four manual- Infinity- digital organ. The new organ was carefully reconditioned, designed, and voiced with unity as the goal. The Schantz pipe organ brings 24 stops (32 ranks) to the union, while the new Rodgers Infinity 484 console brings a massive amount of advanced digital technologies to complete the organ’s unique design.

The combined instrument has a total of 442 available stops (576 ranks) plus 58 orchestral sounds.
The Rodgers voices are digital recordings from some of the best pipe organs in the world reproduced live through bi-amplified stereo speakers located with the existing pipes and in the rear antiphonal cases.