The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 268

Builder Identification

Bellwood, IL 1978-1985; Tysons Corner, VA 1985-1992; Herndon, VA 1992-1995; Hartville, OH 1995-2012; Stowe, PA 2012-2015

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Active in Detroit, Michigan, by 1982; with Bahr & O’Donnell Pipe Organs (of Canton, Ohio?) by 1996.

    Sources:

    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), Membership Rolls 1982, 1989, 1996.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 19, 2015. —

    Fredrick W. Bahr is a graduate of Andrews University with a degree in Organ Performance. He is head of Voicing and Tonal Director at Patrick J. Murphy. [2015]

    Source:

    • Patrick J. Murphy website, (http://www.pjmorgans.com/about/staff/) Accessed August 19, 2015.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 19, 2015. —

    Work History of Fredrick W. Bahr:

    1978-1985 Berghaus Organ Company, Bellwood, Illinois
    - Apprentice in all phases of organbuilding, tuning and maintenance.
    1985-1992 Lewis & Hitchcock, [then] Tysons Corner, Virginia [now Beltsville, Maryland]
    -   Tuning and maintenance; installations; voicing.
    1992-1995 Bahr & O’Donnell, Herndon, Virginia
    - Tuning and maintenance; freelance tonal finishing.
    1995-2012 Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio
    - Tonal Director; design and engineering.
    2012-2015 Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Stowe, Pennsylvania
    - Tonal Director.
    from September 2015- Parkey OrganBuilders, Duluth, Georgia
    - Tonal Manager.

    Source:
    • An email from Fred Bahr to the editor, August 24, 2015.

Database Entries

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