First Presbyterian Vancouver, Washington


The 1983 Van Zoeren pipe organ at First Presbyterian in Vancouver, Washington was experiencing problems with the original relay system, causing multiple issues with keying and stop functions.   Rose City Organ Builders removed all pipe work from the instrument and stored it on site in crates, then all toeboards were taken to our shop and rewired from the individual direct electric valves.  New gasketing was applied and the toeboards and pipes were reinstalled.

The console was also brought to our shop in Portland and was equipped with all new key contacts, rocker tabs, thumb piston, and potentiometers for the swell shoes.   This was all connected to a new Syndyne relay system in the console and pipe chambers.  In total over 12 miles of new copper wire were used to rebuild this system to over 5,000 electrical connections!  A new touch screen on the console provides a vast resource for the organist to control the organ and its included MIDI capabilities.