Service of Dedication: The Centennial Organ

Performed by David Schaub, FCCO Organist
October 5, 1958

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Service of Dedication

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The Centennial Organ Dedication

The Organ was constructed and installed by M. P. Moller, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland, from specifications suggested by Dr. Charles Greenwood, Mr. Newton Pashley and Professor Herbert Nanney, with valuable advice and assistance from Mr. Walter B. Kennedy and Mr. Richard Purvis. The final reconciliation was made by Mr. Roy C. Brown and Mr. Eugene Poole, West Coast Representative of M. P. Moller, Inc., whose constant friendly assistance and cooperation are gratefully acknowledged.

We wish to give special thanks to Mr. Thomas M. Price for his untiring efforts in securing this magnificent instrument for the use of this church and the community.
We also wish to pay tribute to Mr. Roy C. Brown, whose valuable knowledge and whose investigation and research assisted greatly in the selection made by the Organ Committee.

The Organ Committee: Mr. Thomas M. Price, Chairman; Mrs. Joseph A. Jenkins, Mrs. George S. Parry, Mrs. Edgar J. Touraine, Mrs. Glen Tuttle, Miss Lillian Sidey, Mr. George R. Hunter, Mr. Roy C. Brown and Mr. Rudolph Jenny.

The Music Committee: Mr. George R. Hunter, Chairman; Mrs. George R. Hunter, Mrs. Joseph A. Jenkins, Mrs. George S. Parry, Mrs. W. O. Gennert, Mrs. Roy C. Brown and Mr. Roy C. Brown.

The Organ was made possible through the generosity of many people, as stated on the Memorial Plaque to be placed in the Narthex, which is inscribed as shown on the last page.

: : Text of Plaque in the Narthax : :

THE CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL ORGAN

DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD
OCTOBER FIVE
1958

TO COMMEMORATE I00 YEARS OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE TO THE
PEOPLE OF OAKLAND BY THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
OF OAKLAND

IN MEMORY OF
GEORGE GRICE SHERWOOD
BY

HIS LOVINIG WIFE, ELLEN CAREY SHERWOOD, AND

DAUGHTERS, ANNE AND MARGARET, AND BY

HIS BUSINESS ASSOICIATES -—- GEORGE HAVAS, ALONZO B.
ORDWAY, THOMAS M. PRICE AND EUGENE E. TREFETHEN, jR.

IN MEMORY OF
EWELL F. SCOTT

BY

CHURCH MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

IN MEMORY OF
ALL DEPARTED MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH
BY

MANY INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS AND THE MEMBERSHIP AT LARGE
AND AS EVIDENCE DF THE LOVE AND AFFECTION
BORNE THIS CHURCH.

 

Hyunji Park, Organ Limberist of the Centennial Organ

Ms Park completed the Graduate Performance Diploma at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ms Park began her piano studies at the age of 4 in her native town of Seoul, Korea and appeared as a church musician since she was 14 years old. As a church musician, Ms Park has life time experience of various music fields such as a pianist, an organist, a choir conductor in churches, and a director of youth orchestras.

Please come and join us for Ms Park's first Sunday performance of the Centennial Organ and click here for a link to Ms. Park's webpage on firstoakland.org