Orgelkids makes the King of Instruments accessible. What is accessible is then knowable and lovable.
On Tuesday, November 20th, the Parish Hall of St. Bede was filled with people of every age, discovering the amazing intricacies of a tracker pipe organ – not by looking at one or attending a lecture or reading about a tracker pipe organ – but by building an exquisite miniature playable pipe organ.
We took these parts – over 100 of them – and built a pipe organ.
Not one time – but three times that day!
Orgelkids entices the public to engage with the King of Instruments by empowering them to build a working pipe organ.
Our first “build” was for and by adults. 22 adults from the Portland metro area, South Beach and Pacific City, Oregon and as far away as Salina, Kansas joined David and me, my student helpers St. Bede assistant Linda Jackson, to build the organ. Everyone was captivated and enthralled with the process and the sound of this amazing pipe organ.
Let the build begin!
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes. #DrJeannineJordan #OrganAndMultimediaConcert