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17 November 2002
The rededication of the Dobson-rebuilt 1964 Holtkamp organ at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minnesota was celebrated today in festive worship services and an organ recital. Dr. Kristina Langlois, Director of Music, played the organ for morning services and was joined by Westwood’s A Capella Choir. The afternoon recital was presented by Dr. Martin Jean of Yale University.

28 October 2002
A profile of Lynn Dobson with a focus on the construction of the organ for Los Angeles’ new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels appeared in today's Omaha World-Herald.

8 October 2002
The Annual Convention of the American Institute of Organbuilders, held this year in Los Angeles, visited the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Lynn Dobson and John Panning delivered lectures to the convention attendees on the design, construction and installation of the organ, and Cathedral Organist Sal Soria demonstrated the instrument.

2 September 2002
The Mass of Dedication of a Church and Altar was celebrated at Los Angeles’s new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Photographs and articles about the Cathedral can be found on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ newly updated website.

The tonal finishing of our Op. 75 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles is continuing through the fall. Please visit our Cathedral pages, which contain the organ specifications and photographs of the installation.

16 August 2002
An article about the voicing of the new Cathedral organ appeared in the 16 August 2002 issue of the Los Angeles Times.

4 July 2002
In a workshop session at the 2002 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, Jeffrey Brillhart and Lynn Dobson spoke about the musical goals and design development of the new organ to be constructed by Dobson for Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Jeff Brillhart is a member of the Kimmel Center Organ Committee, and Director of Music and Fine Arts at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.

28 June 2002
The 2002 Chicago convention of the Organ Historical Society included a performance by John Gouwens at Valparaiso University's Chapel of the Resurrection. Built in 1959 by the Schlicker Organ Co. in consultation with Paul Bunjes, the organ was rebuilt and enlarged in 1996 by Dobson.

Mr. Gouwens’ program:

Preludium in e
Nicholaus Bruhns (1665–1697)

Au jô deu de pubelle — Grand Déi, ribon ribeine
Claude Balbastre (1727–1799)

Cathédrales (Op. 55, No. 4)
Louis Vierne (1870–1937)

Hymn: How Lovely Shines the Morning Star

Improvisation on How Lovely Shines the Morning Star

John Gouwens has been Organist and Carillonneur of The Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana, since the fall of 1980. In early 1996 his responsibilities expanded to include directing the choir program at The Academies. Raised in Fort Wayne, he studied piano with Jack Ruhl and organ with Richard Carlson. Subsequently, he pursued college studies as a music performance major at Indiana University, the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas, with B.M. and M.M. degrees, respectively, from the latter two schools. His college organ instructors included Clyde Holloway, Robert Clark and Robert Glasgow. He studied carillon extensively as well, notably with Albert Gerken at Kansas.

2 June 2002
Our shop was profiled by the Des Moines Register in an article that appeared on the front page of the Business section on Sunday, 2 June. A photograph of Op. 14 appeared as a teaser on Page One of the paper.

24 May 2002
Three sculptures created by Lynn Dobson were on display at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum as part of the exhibition “Out of the Woods”, which ran from 26 May through 14 July 2002.

17 April 2002
Today the Regional Performing Arts Center signed a contract with us for the construction of a new four manual, 125-rank organ for Philadelphia’s new Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Manuel Rosales will be assisting us in the scaling and voicing of this organ. The specification and photographs of the organ façade, which was installed last fall, can be found here.


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