Dedication of the Schantz Pipe Organ, 2004

[Dr. John A. "Jack" Davis, Jr.]

Dr. Davis at the console of the Schantz Organ during the Dedication Service

Named in Honor of John A. Davis, Jr., Mus.Doc., January 2010

On Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 3:00 p.m., a dedication service of the new organ — constructed and installed by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio — was held at the Reformed Church. The 300 enthusiastic listeners who filled the church were treated to an exciting and majestic service.

Choirmaster and organist Dr. John A. Davis, Jr. and and his pupil Thomas Sheehan performed music of Bach, Vierne, Bonnet, and Liszt on the new organ.

Choral Music by Beethoven, Vierne, and Courtney by Reformed Church Choir, with guest singers was conducted by Lee H. Pritchard.

The full voices of the choir and organ, and the moving message of Rev. Dr. E. Robert Geehan were a fitting and inspiring dedication of an instrument of praise.

To view the organ specifications, follow this link.

Images from the dedication service:

[Dr. Davis and Lee Pritchard]

Dr. Davis with Lee Pritchard

[Choir and Organists]

An enthusiastic ending to the service. Dr. Davis is congratulated by Rev. Geehan as performers look on.