Pipe Organ Database

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Nichols & Simpson, Inc. (1996)

Location:

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1150 W. Centre Ave.
Portage, MI 49024 US
Church
Organ ID: 22779

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 11, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 23 ranks. 1,386 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 30 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 11, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 30
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 Database Manager on May 11, 2019.
Database Manager on November 15, 2009:

Updated through online information from Mike Kiebel.

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

Database Manager on January 09, 2006:

Identified through information from David Scribner of Nichols and Simpson, Inc. --

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from factory specifications and the console (April 24, 2012)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console and Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-04-24

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-04-24

Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-04-24

Church Interior, Organ Case, and Altar: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-04-24

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-04-24

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2012-04-24

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