Dedication: December 7, 2014 2 p.m.
We have transformed the 1926 Kilgen pipe organ (electro-pneumatic action) at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Omaha, Nebraska. This organ is dedicated in memory of Ill. Brother George Rice, 33° who donated countless hours maintaining and playing it over the years. We took over where he left off.
The console has been completely rewired and we have also installed state-of-the-art electronics within the pipe chamber. It took us months to remove, clean, repair, and reinstall the pipes. We also replaced the leather on each stopper and pouch. The Kilgen is now a true joy to play.
George Rice cared deeply for this instrument, until his death last year. His commitment to the pipe organ will be honored Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. Our own John Friesen is the featured organist. The concert is free and open to the public. Please join in the celebration! For more photos of this project, visit our Facebook page. To hear John Friesen play, visit our YouTube Channel.