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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 6089, 1986)

Originally Tellers-Kent Organ Co. (Opus 522, 1929)

Location:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
1105 S Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 US
Organ ID: 37037

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on January 18, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 54 ranks. 3,033 pipes. 6 divisions. 3 manuals. 54 stops. 42 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 6
  • Stops: 54
  • Registers: 42
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • 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 13, 2018.
Jim Stettner on September 25, 2021:

Updated through online information from Michael Dulac. -- Wicks revoiced the organ in 2012.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on September 25, 2021.

Database Manager on November 26, 2012:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Installed as Tellers-Kent 4/46 Op. 522 in 1929; rebuilt by Tellers in 1945 as Op. 683; rebuilt by Wicks in 1954, altered by Wicks in 1980 and rebuilt by them again in 1986 and 1997.

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

Database Manager on November 11, 2008:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Rebuild and enlargement. Organ has enclosed divisions in side chambers of rear gallery with exposed Principals and Trompette en Chamade between the chambers. Console is at floor level in the nave near the altar. Small enclosed division in chamber near chancel to support choir.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from Wicks promotional photo and stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery; courtesy Wicks Organ Co.: Submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1986-01-19

Console from left; courtesy Wicks Organ Co.: Submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 1986-01-19

En chamade Trumpet - view from above: Photograph by Jonathan Farnsley, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 2020-12-15

Console: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-09-20

Console: Photograph by Ken Stein, photographybystein.com, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2008-09-20

Cathedral interior to front: Photograph by Pinterest, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-06-24

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