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Charles F. Durner (1914)

Location:

Zion Lutheran Church
5901 Kings Highway South
Old Zionsville, PA 18068 US
Organ ID: 1997

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on September 21, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Thomas Busteed on September 08, 2022:

Organ originally installed in rear balcony. Relocated to main floor front of nave in chamber on right hand side circa 1930.

We received the most recent update for this note from Thomas Busteed on September 08, 2022.

Database Manager on January 30, 2016:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1974

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Thomas Busteed on April 15, 2022.
  • Palm/Passion Sunday - The organ is used occasionally in worship. The instrument can be heard several times in the church’s 2022 Palm/Passion Sunday service. Instrument has a clear and sweet tone (not muddy) despite lack of upper work, which is considered characteristic of Durner’s voicing.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Thomas Busteed. Taken on 2021-11-22

Builder's nameplate: Photograph by Thomas Busteed. Taken on 2021-11-22

Organ Dedication Program: Photograph from an archival source: Church records , submitted by Thomas Busteed. Taken approx. 1914

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