Rochester Theatre Organ Society (1967)

Originally The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1951, 1928)
Exhibited in the 2018 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Masonic Temple / Auditorium Theatre
885 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14605 US
Organ ID: 34649

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been altered 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 June 22, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 23 ranks. 1,619 pipes. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on June 22, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard not meeting AGO standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on June 22, 2018.
Database Manager on May 12, 2008:

Updated through online information from Jonathan Ortloff.

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

Database Manager on May 11, 2008:

Identified through online information from Jonathan Ortloff. -- The organ was originally installed in 1928 in the RKO Palace Theatre at 71 North Clinton Avenue. The theatre was razed in 1965, and RTOS was formed to rescue the organ and find a new home for it. The Wurlitzer then replaced Skinner Opus 711 in the then-Masonic Temple. The Skinner was moved to the Episcopal Church of the Ascension on Lake Avenue. The organ was originally installed with 21 ranks. RTOS added a second Wurlitzer Vox Humana to the Solo chamber, and a Moller English Post Horn. The Saxophone (brass), which was stolen before the organ was removed from the Palace, was replaced with a Bizik brass Saxophone in 2001.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Rochester Theatre Organ Society website: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Richard Neidich.

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