Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2945, 1967)

Location:

First Congregational Church
2131 N. Van Ness Blvd.
Fresno, CA 93704 US
Organ ID: 45850

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on April 12, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 47 ranks. 3 manuals. 37 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Exposed pipes visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 37
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled 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 Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on September 13, 2013:

Updated through online information from Jim Keller.

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

Database Manager on July 23, 2013:

Updated through online information from Thomas L. DeLay.

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

Database Manager on January 17, 2010:

Updated through online information from Robert Carl Patterson.

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

Database Manager on January 14, 2010:

Identified by Riley Wes Mitchell from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist from factory specifications and church website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
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Instrument Images:

Church interior: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2014-02-01

Exposed pipes of Positiv, Great and part of Pedal: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2021-01-07

Console: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2016-11-01

Church exterior: Photograph by Church Website, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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