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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 492, 1912)

Location:

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
1423 - 8 Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0N1 CA
Organ ID: 25056

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Joycelyn Kristoff on March 15, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 30 ranks. 1,768 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 30 registers.
All:
  • 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 30
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 21, 2017:

Initially an Anglo-Catholic parish, the congregation left the Anglican Church at the end of 2011 and became a Roman Catholic parish on January 1, 2012.

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

Database Manager on January 29, 2007:

Identified through online information from William A. Gaskarth. -- Important organ as it has been not been tonally altered and also retains the original console although somewhat rebuilt to accommodate the new switching mechanisms. Most Casavant organs in Calgary had been rebuilt in Calgary in the 1950s and 1960s. Choir clarinet one of the most beautiful I have ever heard. No general pistons as I remember. Manual and pedal pistons.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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