Willamette To Dedicate New, State-Of-The-Art Electronic Organ From Salem Business Couple

Willamette University will dedicate a state-of-the-art, electronic organ this Wednesday, Dec. 6. This new organ is made possible by a $60,000 gift from Gary and Patty Nopp, of Nopp Jewelry and Art in Salem.

The Rodgers model 950 digital organ has been installed in the Jerry E. Hudson Concert Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. Each note was individually tuned, leveled and voiced for this room after installation. The organ's variations of sound are nearly limitless.

Organist Dr. Hector Olivera will perform the inaugural concert on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to an invited audience. This holiday concert will also feature the Willamette Singers.