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ORGAN DEDICATION DRAWS HUNDREDS

Ideal weather brought several hundred devotees of organ music to Ozinga Chapel for the dedication ceremony of the Norman and Hilda Ozinga pipe organ. 

The College recognized the generous gift of Hilda Ozinga, who provided funding for the instrument in honor of her late husband, Norman, a supporter and trustee of the College during its formative years. 

The hour-long ceremony featured guest organists along with Trinity's campus and concert choirs. Dr. Dennis Hoekstra, the College's third president, led the litany, which included readers Linda Vander Laan and professor Dan Diephouse. 

The program included hymns and improvisations that highlighted the organ's range and unique features. Guest organists Robert Lagestee, Marilyn Mulder, Joan Ringerwole, Paula Pugh Romanaux, Paul Vander Weele, and Andrew Vogel demonstrated the breadth of the organ's capabilities.

The 46-rank pipe organ was designed and built by the Lauck Organ Company of Otsego, Michigan. The cherry-wood cabinetry complements the chapel furniture handcrafted and donated to the College by George Gabrielse of Oregon, Wisconsin.

Click here to view the full organ dedication program.

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