Should we invest in repairs to the organ?

USG’s fine Rieger organ is in need of significant repairs. The organ was one of the first tracker-action organs built in Philadelphia during the revival of baroque organ designs that arose in the 1960s, and it is of historical value. However, it now is at a point where its usability is affected. Before USG invests in the needed repairs, we would like input from the congregation on use of the organ in worship. 

  • Do you enjoy hearing the organ?
  • Does it have a particular spiritual significance for you?
  • How important is it to you to know you will hear the organ from time to time?
  • Do you have any other comments? 

Please talk to any member of USG’s organ committee (Mark Daugherty, Beverly Gross-Spencer, Jan Young and Andrea Parry) or send your comments to Andrea Parry at