In March of 1993, Hosanna-Tabor made their final payment to the Church Extension Board and the Organ Debt was retired. A special service was held on the Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 23rd, 1993 to celebrate the retirement of the debt. Mr. G. David Milz performed a special pre-service concert to demonstrate the unique features of the beautiful Steiner-Reck organ.
The Organ of Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church is a very fine instrument. Very bright and clean voicing, all on relatively low pressure
The Organ Committee accepted the bid from Steiner-Reck to build the present organ for a total of $135,571. Construction began in the summer of 1985
The Consultant for this instrument was Dr. Donald Williams, Organist at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Installation of the organ began in February of 1986 and was finished in May of the same year.
The organ was formally Consecrated on Mothers Day. May 11th, 1986
Dr. Don Williams, the consultant performed a dedicatory recital on September 21st, 1986
Flue Pipes built by Jacques Stinkens of Zeist, Holland
Reed Pipes built by Roland Killinger of Freiburg, Germany
Updated by Roman Lizak, who has heard or played the organ.
This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Roman Lizak, who has heard or played the organ.
Very bright sounding instrument
Great and pedal pipes during installation: Photo from church archives, courtesy of Roman Lizak (March of 1986).
Organ installation 1986: Photograph from an archival source: Roman Lizak , submitted by Roman Lizak . Taken approx. March, 1986