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New Custom Monarke Organ gets VIP Visitors

On November 7, 2021, The Rt. Rev. John Taylor, Bishop Diocesan for the Los Angeles Diocese of the Episcopal Church, presided at a very joyful dedication of the rebuilt All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito.  The dedication of the new organ was part of the ceremony and festivities.  Nelson Huber, Organist Emeritus and consultant for the Monarke organ project played for the service.

Steven Thomson, Bishop Taylor, and Nelson Dodge chat at the reception following the All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church building dedication service Nov. 7, 2021

Interim Music Director Steven Thomson, Bishop Taylor, and Nelson Dodge chat at the reception following the All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church building dedication service Nov. 7, 2021

A beautiful video tells the story of the rebuild project.

On Monday, November 15, 2021, Nelson Dodge hosted Marco Van De Weerd and Rene Van Hoef, Global Organ Group CEO and Worldwide Sales VP respectively, for the first stop of their first visit to the United States since travel restrictions were lifted.  Marco and Rene were delighted to see and hear the results of the two years of planning and work that went into creating this beautiful new Monarke organ.

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L to R: Tom Mack, Facilities Project Committee Member, Alyson Eyer-Delevett, Project Coordinator, Bitsy Bacon, Organ Committee Member, Marco Van De Weerd, Rene Van Hoef, and Nelson Dodge

 

A debut concert for the organ is planned for early 2022 to be played by Nelson Huber.

 

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