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New Rodgers Artist 599 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, San Bruno, California

New Rodgers Artist 599 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, San Bruno, California
Todd Alan Constable, Organist and Director of Liturgical Music August 31, 2017 We have in the sanctuary a beautiful new organ. It was made in Oregon by the Rodgers Company, rolling off the assembly line middle May, 2017. The final tweaks of the installation were complete recently, on Wednesday, August 2nd. The installation was no small undertaking. There was removal of the giant “brain” of the former Allen organ which lived unceremoniously “in the closet” for 40 years....

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Rodgers Instruments Has A New Owner

In January 2016, the Vandeweerd family from Holland acquired Rodgers Instruments from the Roland Corporation. The Vandeweerd family has achieved worldwide success for decades with prominent organ brands Johannus, Makin, and Copeman Hart. Now with Rodgers Instruments as their newest family member, the Vandeweerds are the world’s market leader for digital and hybrid pipe organs. The family has a great love of the authentic pipe organ sound, and for decades has been dedicated to incorporating this sound...

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Robert Tall & Associates Receives Top 10 Dealer Award

Robert Tall & Associates Receives Top 10 Dealer Award
At the recent January dealer meeting, Robert Tall & Associates of San Francisco, California was honored to receive an award as one of Rodgers top 10 dealers. RTA has been the Rodgers Northern California representative since 2013.

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A New Rodgers Organ in Mexico

A New Rodgers Organ in Mexico
The city of Cortazar, in the Mexican state of Guanjuato is situated in the center of the country. It has more than 90,000 inhabitants. In the city center lies a magnificent edifice, St. Joseph Catholic Church. After several years, the project to install a pipe organ became a reality thanks to the support of the government of the State of Guanajato, through the State Institute of Culture. In October 2016 a new 3-manual Rodgers Infinity 361 with 4-pipes ranks was installed high up in the rear...

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Robert Tall releases new CD

Robert Tall releases new CD
Robert Tall just released a new CD, The Modern Organ Collection. It is a collection of the ten most requested pieces from his former three CDs, which are now no longer available; The Modern Organ for the New Millennium, Land of Hope and Glory and Masterpieces. Write for a FREE copy. You can hear audio clips from this CD under Audio menu. Please take a moment to enjoy these 30 second clips and read some reviews from important musicians who have the new CD.

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Robert Tall & Associates receives award at Rodgers dealer meeting

Robert Tall & Associates of San Francisco, California received an award for assembling a multi-talented team that has re-ignited Rodgers sales in the Bay Area. In January 2013, Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. was awarded the Northern California representation for Rodgers Instruments. Tall subsequently assembled a team of expert consultants, who have been instrumental in the development of sales in the Bay Area territory. Pictured from left to right are: Bill Vaughan, Robert Tall, David...

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James Mayer dedicates new Rodgers organ in Oakland

Bob Tall, Jim Mayer, Reverend Michael Mautner, Blaine Ricketts On Saturday, June 7th, James Mayer, Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s Church in Oakland played a dedication program on their new 3-manual Rodgers Artist Series 589. The organ is installed in the rear gallery and includes an Antiphonal division in the front of the church. Jim made good use of these divisions during his performance of music featuring the works of Pepping, Balbastre, Cabezón, Messaien, Pachelbel, Walther,...

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Dan Miller in concert at an historic downtown San Francisco church

Dan at Rodgers Infinity 361 Dan Miller, well-known concert organist and Rodgers Organ Company product manager, recently played a brilliant concert on the new 3-manual Infinity 361 installed in the sanctuary of an historic downtown San Francisco church, Hamilton Square Baptist Church. The concert was well attended and the audience responded with an enthusiastic standing ovation. The church was beautifully decorated and there was an elegant reception in the Fellowship Hall following the conce...

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James Welch in concert on new Rodgers installation in Mountain View

Patricia Eldred & James Welch James Welch recently played a concert on the new 2-manual Rodgers Allegiant 678 organ in the chapel at Redwood Villa Park Retirement Community in Mountain View. In his entertaining style, Dr. Welch played a program including works from Bach to Wagner, taking time to please the crowd with Leroy Anderson’s Plink, Plank, Plunk, Webber’s Phantom of the Opera medley, and Porter Heaps Bach to the Old Corral. Patricia Eldred, a well-known area church organist...

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San Francisco AGO meets at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church

St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco On June 9th, the San Francisco chapter of the American Guild of Organists held their annual meeting at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. The meeting was preceded by a dinner in the Parish Hall and followed by a member’s recital in the Sanctuary. Simon Berry, Director of Music and Organist at St. Dominic’s, is Dean of the SFAGO Chapter and not only presided at both the meeting and the concert, but concluded the program by playing Noel Rawsthorne’s...

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A Special Time for a Special Church

This Easter will be a very special time for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mountain View, California. They will be celebrating the Savior’s Resurrection with a new Rodgers organ and a newly appointed organist! Earlier this year, after an extensive research, the organ committee recommended to the congregation that a new Rodgers 3-manual Artist Series, Model 599 be installed in time for Easter Services. The congregation voted unanimously to accept the organ committee’s recommendation and a...

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Christ Presbyterian Church, Gardnerville, Nevada

Christ Presbyterian Church began in January 1990 in the Gardnerville-Minden area of Nevada, about 50 miles south of Reno. In May 1996, the congregation was officially chartered by Nevada Presbytery as a new Presbyterian church. Reverend Carl Dahlen, current pastor, was appointed in October 2010. Dr. Robert Ruppel is Director of Music and Hazel Dunn is the organist. Under their leadership the congregation enjoys meaningful sermons and excellent music. Dr. Ruppel says, “We treat the congregation...

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New Rodgers Organ in Mountain View Chapel

Patricia Eldred Residence, Mountain View, California Patricia Eldred recently moved from her San Jose home to the Redwood Villa Retirement Residence in Mountain View, California. Mrs. Eldred is well-known in the area for her fine musicianship both as a pianist and organist. She was organist at the historical church, St. Joseph in Mountain View, on a 3-manual 32-rank Murray Harris pipe organ. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists. The Redwood Villa Retirement Residence was built...

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Rodgers Introduces Infinity Series Platinum Editions

Infinity Platinum Features The top-of-the-line Rodgers Infinity 2-, 3- and 4-manual consoles are now available in a premium Platinum version that features German-built adjustable tracker-touch wood core keys, mechanical drawknobs and a double audio system. The keyboards are built by Ulrich Hermann Tastaturbau (UHT) and available in standard ivora and grenadilla wood on the white and black keys, respectively, or reverse color, and are velocity sensitive. Other wood colors are available by custom...

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St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Parish Antioch, California

St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Parish, Antioch, California, in the Diocese of Oakland, was founded in 1979. The building is an octagonal classic design, which is divided into the worship space and the parish hall. The dividing wall serves as both the reredos and the support system for the handsome pipework, which was recently installed and interfaced to a three manual Rodgers Trillium Masterpiece 958 digital organ. The console is also equipped with a Rodgers MX200 Sound Module, which plays through...

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Historic San Francisco Church Installs New Rodgers Infinity

Hamilton Square Baptist Church Hamilton Square Baptist Church is located one block from the heart of San Francisco’s municipal center at the corner of Geary and Franklin streets. The current building, dating back to 1948, is a 26,000 square foot facility of beautiful Spanish architecture with an award winning courtyard of scenic gardens and a fountain. It all began in 1881 as Zion Baptist Church. The membership grew rapidly and changed locations and buildings several times before settling...

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St. Peter’s, Oakland Installs New Rodgers Organ

Saint Peter’s in Oakland, California is a founding member of the Anglican Province of Christ the King (http://www.anglicanpck.org/) and serves as the Pro-Cathedral of its Diocese of the Western States, Archbishop James E. Provence, Diocesan Ordinary. St. Peter’s was established in 1913. In 1957 the cornerstone was laid for the construction of the present building, which incorporated many memorials and brilliant stained glass windows. The Reverend Robert Sherwood Morse, today Archbishop Emeritus,...

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Renowned Organist Receives A Special Gift From A Friend

Dr. James Welch, organist of Santa Clara University, as well as of several churches in the Palo Alto area, is now happy to have a Rodgers organ in his home. The organ has an interesting history: it was first sold in 1988–25 years ago–to a student of Dr. Welch’s who lived in Utah. After the owner passed away several years later, the organ was acquired by another of Dr. Welch’s students who lives in northern California. The organ served him well until this year when that...

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Robert Tall & Associates Provides Rodgers Organ For San Francisco Symphony

For the second year, Robert Tall & Associates was asked to provide the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra a Rodgers organ for a performance of the massive orchestral work, An Alpine Symphony, by Richard Strauss. The event was held at the impressive Green Music Concert Hall in Rohnert Park on Thursday, September 21st. The work is some 52 minutes in length and requires an unusual array of instruments in addition to an organ of powerful tonal resources. Robert Tall & Associates supplied...

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Robert Tall & Associates Provides Rodgers Organ for Catholic Event

Salon 1-4 set up for worship space showing Rodgers Infinity 243 in upper left hand corner. Robert Tall & Associates was honored to provide a 2-manual Rodgers Infinity 243 organ for a recent Oakland Dioceses Convocation of Priestsat the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley. Over 160 priests attended the 4-day event which incorporated extensive use of music from the Catholic liturgy. Organist, William Vaughan, made superb use of the large library of tonal resources available internally...

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Phoenix Church Receives Gift from Sister Parish

When Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree, Arizona installed their new 3-manual Rodgers Infinity 361, they donated their 2-manual Allen organ to St. Pius X, a mission church that now hosts the Black Ministry of the Diocese of Phoenix. The Allen replaces an older Baldwin organ. Robert Tall & Associates performed the removal of the Allen from Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Carefree and installed it at St. Pius X Mission Catholic Church in downtown Phoenix. (See more detailed information...

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Atherton Residence Installs New Rodgers Organ

Raymond D. Zinn, Ray, Co-Founded Micrel Inc. and has been its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since Micrel Inc.’s inception in 1978. Mr. Zinn held various management and manufacturing executive positions in the semiconductor industry at Electromask TRE, Electronic Arrays Inc., Teledyne Inc., Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and Nortek Inc. Mr. Zinn holds a B.S in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and a M.S in Business Administration from San Jose State University. Ray...

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Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church, Carefree, Arizona

In 1964, 25 Catholic families began gathering for Sunday Mass at the popular Carefree Inn. A visiting priest would say mass for the Catholics living in the far Northwest section of the “desert foothills” area of Maricopa County. At that time, the mission in Carefree, Arizona was a part of the Diocese of Tucson, and a mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Scottsdale. Over 8 years, and after gaining another 45 families, Our Lady of Joy was established as a parish on November 14, 1972. The...

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Crystal Cathedral Ministries purchases Frederick Swann Residence Organ

  Left photo: Robert Tall, Fred Swann, Tom Leonard • Upper right: Shepherd’s Grove (formerly St. Callistus) Lower right: Robert Tall voicing Fred Swann Organ in Shepherd Grove Sanctuary In 2012, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange purchased the Crystal Cathedral megachurch and campus in Garden Grove, California. After extensive renovation it will be consecrated and known as Christ Cathedral. In early July, the Crystal Cathedral Ministries will move to their new worship center,...

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New 4-Manual Rodgers Infinity 484 installed in Frederick Swann’s Palm Springs residence.

Frederick Swann is one of the world’s most distinguished organists. Born in West Virginia, the son of a Methodist bishop, he began taking piano lessons as a 5-year old. By the age of ten, he was playing the church’s organ for services when his teacher died suddenly. He is former president of the American Guild of Organists (2002–2008), Organist Emeritus of the famed Crystal Cathedral and the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Dr. Swann was associated with the music ministry of the...

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Robert Tall appointed to committee position for restoration of the Hazel Wright Memorial Organ

Dr. Robert Tall has accepted position to serve as a member of the Orange Catholic Foundation organ sub-committee for the restoration of the Hazel Wright Memorial Organ at the future Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. Fundraising for the organ restoration was officially launched on May 18, 2013 at a benefit concert performed by Hector Olivera, with underwriting provided by Rodgers Instruments, Robert Tall & Associates, Ruth Charles of Charles Music, and Church Keyboard Center. Hazel...

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Los Altos Church Gets New Rodgers Organ

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Los Altos, is blessed with a wonderful worship space that is pleasing both to the eyes and the ears. A 2-manual Rodgers from the 70’s was moved from its former location, which is now the Fellowship Hall, to the new Sanctuary when it was completed in 1996. Having served the congregation well for over 40 years, it is understandable that the organ selection committee would recommend the purchase of a new Rodgers, when funds became available. A new Rodgers 3-manual 588 was...

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Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. Represents Rodgers in Northern California

Last September 2012, Robert Tall & Associates, Inc., a Los Angeles based firm was awarded the Northern California area as representatives for Rodgers Organs by the Rodgers Instrument Company, Hillsboro, Oregon. Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. is one of the world’s largest distributors of digital classical organs and digital music systems for churches, synagogues, universities and residences. Having represented Rodgers instruments for 42 years, Dr. Robert Tall, President and CEO of Robert...

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New Rodgers Organ Installed In Prominent Dublin Church

A new 2-manual Rodgers Infinity 243 organ was recently installed in the sanctuary at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Dublin, California. Reverend Doctor James Bliss, Senior Pastor, leads one of Dublin’s most active Lutheran congregations. The music program is directed by Robert Lappa, Music Minister and Organist, Heidi Miller. The new Rodgers Infinity 243 replaces a 40-year old Rodgers 750, which has faithfully served the congregation since 1973 when it was first installed. Blaine Ricketts,...

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Benny Hinn at Jubilee Christian Center

Benny Hinn Ministries asked us to provide an organ for an event at Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose. Benny Hinn Ministries is the global evangelistic ministry behind numerous worldwide crusades. Jubilee Christian Center is the largest non-denominational church in San Jose. Robert Tall & Associates provided a 2-manual Rodgers Infinity 243, which was played by Pastor Hinn’s principal organist, Sheryl Palmquist. The Benny Hinn Ministries owns several Rodgers organs, which they use on their...

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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at Green Music Center

Robert Tall & Associates, Inc. was pleased to furnish a 2-manual Rodgers Infinity 243 for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in a performance at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. The centerpiece of the Green Music Center is the 1,400 seat Joan and Sanford. I. Weill Hall, a world-class hall with superb acoustics. Guest Conductor, Charles Dutoit, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, lead the orchestra in works...

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Rodgers Supplies Organ for Iglesia Ni Cristo Conference in San Francisco

On January 3, 2013, the Iglesia Ni Cristo held a special worship service at the Bill Graham Convention Center in downtown San Francisco. Over 7,300 people attended. Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, Executive Minister, who flew from Manila, presided and delivered a message to the world. It was broadcast worldwide via satellite. There were over 1,000 members in the choir, all in choir robes. Rodgers provided an Infinity 243 for the occasion, which was powered by its own system for the choir and augmented...

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Dr. James Welch Plays Dedication Concerts on Two New Palo Alto Instruments

Dr. James Welch, internationally renowned concert organist, performed last Fall in two concerts on newly installed Roland and Rodgers instruments. In August, he performed on a Roland C330 Classic organ in a private Palo Alto residence for a group of invited guests. The Roland C330 has a small footprint but a big sound! In October, Dr. Welch played the dedication recital on a new Rodgers installation at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Palo Alto. The instrument is a Rodgers 3-manual, Model 588....

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New Rodgers Artist 599 at Bethany Presbyterian Church, San Bruno, California

Todd Alan Constable, Organist and Director of Liturgical Music August 31, 2017 We have in...

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Rodgers Instruments Has A New Owner

In January 2016, the Vandeweerd family from Holland acquired Rodgers Instruments from the Roland...

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Robert Tall & Associates Receives Top 10 Dealer Award

At the recent January dealer meeting, Robert Tall & Associates of San Francisco, California...

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