DESCRIPTION

Installed in 1967, the Noehren Organ was the lifetime dream of Minister of Music Emeritus Alex Post, in whose honor our Music Fund is named. Under the talented fingers (and feet) of organist Reiko Oda Lane, uplifting and spiritual music is performed nearly every Sunday. It is also used at weddings and during concerts throughout the year. The world-class organ is an important part of our church heritage.

 

CONTACT

Contact Reiko Oda Lane at 415-776-4580, extension 282 for an “inside peek” at this marvelous instrument.

 

ABOUT 

Reiko Oda Lane, Organist: Reiko Oda Lane became the organist in 1997, and has a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s finest organists. Reiko received her training at the Peabody Conservatory and holds the Conservatory’s prestigious Artist Diploma.

 

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On Tuesday, October 6 at 10:45 AM in the Sanctuary the American Institute of Organ builders held its convention in the SF Bay Area. As part of their events organ builders from all around the US they came to hear our Noehren Organ. The past president of the Institute and one of the original organ crew from the 1967 building of our UUSF Organ, Richard Houghten gave a talk on the almost 50 years of history of our Noehren Organ. Organist Reiko Oda Lane gave a short recital to showcase some of the colorful and unique stops we have on the 3100 piped organ. 

Noehren Organ Demo Program 

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Sunday, October 29, 11AM, 1967,

Sanctuary Pipe Organ Dedication OOS

Re-Dedication of the Noehren Organ Concert

Sunday, January 28, 2018

As we celebrate our Noehren Organ's 50 years of inspiring service to the congregation, and the completion of the organ renovation in 2017, church organist Reiko Oda Lane presented a Re-dedication Concert as a gesture of appreciation on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

The Mighty Organ: Before

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Our Noehren organ is now 50 years old, and is in need of repairs.  There is a rumor up in the choir loft that Reiko always travels with a roll of Duct tape and 50 feet of baling wire, and indeed, she does manage to keep the organ sounding wonderful.  The coming repairs (scheduled for this spring and summer) will restore the organ’s impressive sound qualities and beauty, and Reiko will finally retire her repair kit!  The restoration is being done by the same man who built the organ a half-century ago.  It won’t be cheap: the funds to restore the organ are pre-approved, but the hope is that the cost of the restoration will be paid out of funds raised in a potential capital campaign.  This concert is a visual and auditory opportunity to reflect on the benefits of the campaign: we have a million-dollar instrument gracing our sanctuary.

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View upcoming information on repair project for the churches Noehren Pipe Organ

Recorded on Sunday, March 5, 2017

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