Joyfully We Adore Thee – Organ Crawl

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On Sunday, June 2nd , four local Elmhurst churches combined efforts to introduce the community to their unique sanctuary organs. Matthew Hogan (music director and organist at St. Peter’s UCC in Elmhurst) performed on the 1924 Moller Pipe Organ. Richard Stultz (Organist at First United Methodist in Elmhurst) performed on the Rodgers Model 905, 3 manual organ, installed in 1995. Nathaneal D Rahm BSG (Organist-Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Elmhurst) performed on the 1960, 2 manual organ installed by Gsbriel Kney & Co. of London, Ontario, Canada. The performances ended at First Congregational UCC, Elmhurst, where Jim Molina (music director/organist) performed on the 1998 Berghaus Pipe/ MIDI Organ. The event was attended by over 80 guests walking from one church to the next as each music director performed and gave a quick lecture on the history and make of their respective organs. A reception was held at First Congregational (the final stop on the “Organ Crawl”). With such a successful turn out we are sure this will soon become an annual event. For more information on the organs and the program, click on the link below for the full program.

Richard Stultz
Richard (Dick) Stultz is the organist at First United Methodist Church in August of 2017.
Reception
Over 80 people gathered to hear great organ music and celebrate this unique event!
Jim Molina
Jim talks about the Berghaus Organ At First Congregational, UCC Elmhurst.
Matthew Hogan
Matthew Hogan is Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Nathanael Deward Rahm BSG
Nathanael has been the Organist-Choirmaster at The Episcopal Church of Our Savior since September 2015.

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