St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church - Monterey Park
Misfortune has turned to joy at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, which installed a two-manual Rodgers Model 548 in 2010. However, just months later, the church suffered a devastating fire the destroyed the alter and sacristy areas.
With the help of Robert Tall & Associates, organ consultant Tony Ha, and Church Keyboard Center of Pasadena, CA, the congregation once again is singing with a Rodgers organ - this time, an Allegiant 678 with a beautiful hand-crafted cabinet, double expression, toe pistons, 20 internal memory levels and 114 organ stops. The pipe portion of the installation was completed by Ryan Ballantyne.
Although the church enjoyed the Model 548, enthusiasm is even greater for the new organ with its greater tonal resources and flexibility. The dedication concert was performed by Dr. Rober Tall, Tony Ha, Robert Salisbury and Father John Crean.
In photo (left to right): Robert Salisbury, Father Peter Lo, Father Crean, Robert Tall and Tony Ha.