Manuel Rosales: 213.925.8633
Office: 323.262.9253
Fax: 323.262.8018



Biography of Kevin Gilchrist

Kevin Gilchrist is Technical Director and Head Voicer of Rosales Pipe Organ Services, Inc. He is a native of the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. As a youth he played the oboe and performed in various youth orchestras including one funded by the late J. Paul Getty. As an amateur astronomer he built his own telescope at the age of 14. He is also a keyboardist and has performed on the virginal that he constructed.

Since joining the Rosales firm in 1977, Kevin's work has focused on flue and reed voicing, pipe scaling and general mechanical and technical design. In 1991 he traveled to Spain (Mallorca) and France on an organ study tour. He has also played and examined organs in Southern Germany, most recently the Riepp organs in the Ottobeuren Abbey Church.

He was the first organ builder on the West Coast to utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. All of the Rosales instruments from 1989 to the present were drawn by Kevin using CAD.

His most complex project to date involved numerous responsibilities with the technical design, pipe scaling, voicing and tonal finishing of the organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Kevin is a member of the American Institute of Organ Builders, the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.


Kevin Gilchrist at Kingman Chapel





Rosales Pipe Organ Services, Inc.   3020 East Olympic Boulevard  ▪  Los Angeles  CA  90023-3402
Manuel Rosales: 213.925.8633    Office: 323.262.9253    Fax: 323.262.8018