The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Temple Emanuel
280 May St.
Worcester, Massachusetts


OHS Database ID 14362.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 21, 2015.
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Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 23 stops. 30 registers. 25 ranks. 1635 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Stop keys on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • (James Cook. February 16, 2005)
  • In 1957 Temple Emanuel was the largest Reform congregation in Worcester; merged with Temple Sinai in 2013 to become Temple Emanuel Sinai; Temple Emanuel property sold to the Worcester State University Foundation in 2013, which gave the congregation an additional two years to use the facility. (Jeff Scofield. December 21, 2015)

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  • Stoplist copied from The Diapason October 1949
           Worcester, Massachusetts
           Temple Emanuel
           Kilgen   1950   3/25
           GREAT                        CHOIR
        8' Diapason        61        8' Concert Flute 73
        8' Hohlflöte       61        8' Viola         73
        8' Gemshorn        61        8' Dulciana      73
        4' Principal       61        8' Unda Maris    61
        4' Koppelflöte     pf        4' Zartflöte     73
    2 2/3' Twelfth         61    2 2/3' Nazard        61
        2' Fifteenth       61           Tremulant
           Sub                          Sub
           Unison Off                   Unison Off
           Super                        Super
           SWELL                        PEDAL
       16' Rohr Bourdon    73       32' Resultant     --
        8' Geigen Diapason 73       16' Major Bass    32
        8' Rohflöte        73       16' Bourdon       32
        8' Viole de Gambe  73       16' Rohr Bourdon  SW
        8' Viole Celeste   73        8' Octave        pf
        4' Octave Geigen   pf        8' Bourdon       12
        4' Flute ⌂         73        8' Rohrflöte     SW
        2' Flautino        pf        4' Octave        pf
      III  Plein Jeu      183        4' Bourdon       12
        8' Trompette       73        2' Octave        pf
        8' Oboe            73      III  Plein Jeu     SW
           Tremulant                16' Trompette     pf
           Sub                       8' Trompette     SW
           Unison Off
           Super                     pf-Prepared For
          [Received from Jeff Scofield December 21, 2015]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from The Diapason October 1949 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.