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Orpha Ochse and Hunter Mead

Location:

Valley of the Flowers UCC
3346 Constellation Road
Lompoc, CA 93436 US
Organ ID: 58621

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Direct electric
  • 12 ranks. 2 manuals. 11 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 11
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 22, 2016:

Built by Dr. Orpha Ochse, organist and choir director of the church, and Dr. Hunter Mead of Pasadena. Dr. Ochse and some of her choir members built the windchests and relays. Pipework was from Gebruder Kas and Gieske of Germany, the 2m console was purchased from Klann, and Reisner supplied the direct electric action units.
Organ was dedicated in the fall of 1961 and featured in the 1962 AGO Convention in Los Angeles.
The organ was later moved to Dr. Ochse's residence, and later sold to the Valley of the Flowers Congregational Church of Lompoc (Vandenberg Village), California.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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