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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3324, 1976ca.)

Location:

Norwood Park Lutheran Church
5917 N. Nina
Chicago, IL 60631 US
Organ ID: 2780

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Rev. Dr. Van Herd on May 29, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 23 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 17 stops. 18 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman 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 May 31, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 17
  • Registers: 18
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 31, 2018.
Andrew Schaeffer on July 23, 2020:

The parish closed in 2018, and the building was sold to a nondenominational church that did not wish to keep the Casavant organ. The instrument was subsequently sold to St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr in Greenfield, Wisconsin. The congregation that purchased the Chicago property insisted that the façade stay, since it was integral to the chancel design. Ericksen, Christian & Associates of Chicago moved the organ to its new home in Wisconsin, added a new Syndyne control system, and commissioned the Reuter Organ Company to construct a new façade in the spirit of the original. Installation was completed in July, 2020.

We received the most recent update for this note from Andrew Schaeffer on July 23, 2020.

Database Manager on July 01, 2012:

Updated through online information from Andrew Schaeffer.

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

Database Manager on June 05, 2007:

Updated through online information from Andrew Schaeffer.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on October 01, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-07-27

Chancel and Twin Organ Cases: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-07-27

Sanctuary Interior - Chancel: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-07-27

Sanctuary Interior - Chancel: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-07-17

Organ Case: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2016-07-20

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