Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church Celebrates Jaekel Organ

Sturgeon Bay Bay Moravian Church will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Jaekel organ Oct. 29, 4 – 5:30 pm, with a community hymn sing.

In 1991 the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church received the gift of their Jaeckel Pipe Organ from Hans and Laurie Nowack. This organ was designed to enhance the most important aspect of Moravian worship, which is congregational singing. From Sunday to Sunday, for countless weddings and memorial services, and for 25 years of Christmas Eve services and Easter morning celebrations the organ has inspired many hearts and spirits and united hundreds of voices.

The community is invited to celebrate this unique instrument with an old-fashioned hymn sing where those gathered can choose their favorite hymns. Orchestrating this celebration is Ryan M. Albashian, Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church organist. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, where he was an organ student of Wolfgang Rübsam. As an organist, Albashian focuses primarily on the choral music of the church service, with an emphasis on conveying the sung text of hymns and liturgical responses through the use of the organ. Using this approach, the organ becomes a tool through which the church service is enhanced in worship to God and its mission to the community and world.

No reservations required. A dinner and bake sale will follow. Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church is located at 323 South Fifth Avenue.


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