La Mesa Organ Crawl

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 at 08:45 AM

La Mesa United Methodist Church
4690 Palm Avenue
La Mesa, California 91941

The 2022 AGO / TOSSD / SOS Organ Crawl

La Mesa, CA Downtown and beyond

  • 8:45am - Rendezvous at La Mesa First United Methodist Parking Lot, south end of Church property 4690 Palm Ave. Walk north three blocks to:
  • 9:00am - La Mesa First Church of Christ Scientist, 8262 Allison Ave. note: This church has NO parking lot.
    • 1997 Pasi - 2 manual / 29 stop / 28 rank tracker action organ. Main floor installation. Limited views into lower organ case. Difficult ladder access to upper organ case. Lea Schmitt-Rogers, resident Sunday organist, demonstrating. Open console time. Large library of used music on display. Purchases will benefit AGO-SD Scholarship Fund.
  • 9:30am - Walk south and east three blocks to:
  • 9:40am - Central Congregational Church, 8360 Lemon Ave. note: This church has NO parking lot.
    • 1926 Henry Pilcher's Sons Opus 1303 - 2 manual /11 rank electro-pneumatic organ. Restoration / Rebuild in 2013 by L.W. Blackinton & Associates. Main floor installation. Accessible views into organ chamber. Demonstration and open console time.
  • 10:10am - Walk west one block back to:
  • 10:15am - La Mesa First United Methodist Church 4690 Palm Ave.
    • 1986 Holtkamp Opus 1994 - 3 manual / 31 stop / 42 rank tracker action organ. Chancel platform installation. Accessible views into lower organ case. Demonstration, open console time.
  • 10:45am - Carpool to Christ Lutheran Church 7929 La Mesa Blvd.  Open Parking up behind School building.
    • 1969 Werner Bosch Opus 528 - 2 manual / 15 stop / 23 rank tracker action organ. Balcony installation. Accessible views into organ case. Demonstration, open console time.
  • 11:30am - Carpool to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 4816 Glen St. Ample parking lot behind church.
    • 1960's Ken Simpson pipe organ, enlarged 1982 – 2 manuals / 31 ranks. 2022 connected to new Allen Digital console. Wayne Seppala, resident organist, demonstrating. Difficult ladder access to organ chamber.
  • 12:15pm - Carpool back to La Mesa First United Methodist Church. Walk to a variety of restaurants in downtown La Mesa for lunch together.

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