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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2765, 1996)

Location:

LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 10817

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on June 29, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 77 ranks. 4,474 pipes. 7 divisions. 5 manuals. 116 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 29, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 116
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 29, 2019.
Database Manager on June 29, 2019:

A Tuba Mirabilis rank was added to the Solo division in 2017 and was dedicated at the morning worship service on October 8. It was built by Chris Broome of Broome and Company and was installed by Haan Pipe Organ Service. The stop was a gift from Richard and Helen De Vos, the original donors of the organ. The Tuba Mirabilis has its own wind supply and is unenclosed. Because there was not sufficient space to put the stop in the actual Solo division, it is located in the chamber on the west side instead. The new stop can be coupled to the Swell, Great, Choir, or Pedal.

We received the most recent update for this note from Chad Boorsma on June 30, 2019.

Database Manager on June 10, 2010:

Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- The instrument retains the Antiphonal division from the church's previous organ. The organ was given by Richard and Helen De Vos in memory of Helen's parents, George and Wilma Van Wesep, who were long-time members of La Grave.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 30, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 12, 2008:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced twice rebuilt Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1042 (1942), with five manual Allen console and thirty-eight ranks of electronic voices.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Allen console, Austin pipe division, 32 "rk" of digital voices by Allen. Jonathan Tuuk was consultant.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by the church
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-02-29

Trompette en Chamade and Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Antiphonal Organ, Trompette en Chamade, and Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Nave, Balcony, and Antiphonal Organ: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

West Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

East Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Builders' Nameplates: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-02-29

Right Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Left Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Chancel and Pipe Facades: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Chancel Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Chancel and Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2020-01-02

Church Tower: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-07-07

Church Entrance: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-07-07

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-07-07

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-07-07

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