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Allen Organ Co. (2002)

Originally Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2616, 1978)

Location:

Christ Church of Oak Brook
501 Oak Brook Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523 US
Organ ID: 13767

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Nondenominational Churches
  • The organ is unaltered 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 May 24, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 80 ranks. 4,452 pipes. 9 divisions. 4 manuals. 74 registers.
All:
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 24, 2018.
Main:
  • Built by Austin Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Registers: 74
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Ryan Thoryk on July 08, 2021.

New Console:
  • Built by Allen Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 9
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Ryan Thoryk on July 08, 2021.
Database Manager on May 05, 2017:

This entry describes a replacement console for the existing organ.
Identified by Ryan Thoryk, who has heard or played the organ.
A new console and relays were added by Allen in 2002.

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

Database Manager on May 04, 2017:

Updated by Ryan Thoryk, who has heard or played the organ.

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

Database Manager on June 02, 2014:

The Main Organ, located to the left of the altar, was installed in 1978; the Trompette en Chamade was installed in 1980; the Antiphonal Organ, located to the right of the altar, was installed in 1982; the instrument was combined with a 4-manual Allen in 2002.

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

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The American Organist</i> Austin ad
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
  • Church Website - Church website has service and concert videos available for listening to this instrument.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-04-28

Antiphonal Organ: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-04-28

Main Organ and Console: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-04-28

Antiphonal Organ: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-04-10

Sanctuary: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-06-03

2002 Allen Console: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2014-11-16

Main organ closeup: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2013-09-22

Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2013-09-22

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2014-11-16

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2014-11-16

Posaune rank, taken from inside the Main chamber: Photograph by Ryan Thoryk. Taken on 2016-03-22

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