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Orgelkids at Peace Village, Forest Grove, Oregon

We started with 124 individual pieces!

And soon, the participants of the Forest Grove, Oregon Peace Village had constructed a playable miniature pipe organ. The project was facilitated by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan.

16 middle school and high school students (with a few adult observers) had a grand time constructing the case, the wind system, the keyboard, the tracker mechanism, and the pipe layout for this magnificent pipe organ.

Following “the build,” Sarah Gheorghita, organ student of Dr. Jeannine Jordan, performed several pieces on the church’s pipe organ. Students were also taken on an organ crawl through the chambers of the large pipe organ.

Peace Village teaches skills in conflict resolution, empathy, creating inner-peace, connecting with the natural world and collaborative leadership through engagement in fun daily activities. The program centers its activities on music, art, nature, mindfulness, non-competitive play and the exploration of media.

Special activities that will be part of this year’s Peace Village camp include a field trip to Stub Stewart State Park, a cooperative activity in building and playing an organ, harvesting, preparing, cooking and eating food with Nana Cardoon; and a service project for West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.

The Peace Village program focuses on four pillars designed to create better community-minded youth: mindfulness (a focus on self), media literacy (focusing on how media impacts us), connection to nature (a focus on how to live in harmony with nature) and conflict resolution (a focus on how to address and resolve conflict).

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Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, 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.  Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here  #DrJeannineJordan  #OrganAndMultimediaConcert

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A multi-generational organ building project

The late afternoon saw our third “build” (at St. Bede Episcopal Church in Forest Grove, Oregon) with youth taking the lead and younger kids eagerly assisting – some for the second time.   With this busy group the organ was built in record time.  My student assistants then shared some of their favorite pieces playing our sanctuary organ.

Orgelkids day -whole group assembling

We did it!  We built a pipe a two octave, fully functional and playable miniature pipe organ at St. Bede three times in one day.  Awesome!

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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

 

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The Purpose of Orgelkids

The purpose of Orgelkids is to capture the interest of the next generation while they are young. 

They will always have a place in their heart for the organ. 

Our second “build” (at St. Bede Episcopal Church in Forest Grove, Oregon) was for and by children (kindergarten-6th grade).  The Parish Hall became a lively exciting place for two hours in the early afternoon as 20 kids plus their adults once again built the organ.  The kids loved answering the question, “Do we have a pipe organ yet?”  When the bellows were finally installed, and the organ got its breath, the excitement reached a peak with every little one taking a turn to play the organ and then serve as the calcant (bellows pumper).

Orgelkids day - miss jeannine and kids

Orgelkids strives to ensure a vibrant future for the pipe organ.

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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

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Let’s build an organ

ORGELKIDS REVIEW
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.

Orgelkids partsWe 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.

Orgelkids day - multigenerational at the 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!

Orgelkids day -marlene jeannine marie

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

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