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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3016, 1969)

Location:

Epworth/Journey of Hope United Methodist Church
37W040 Highland Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 45875

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Methodist Churches
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on May 22, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 19 ranks. 956 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 15 stops. 15 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 15
  • Registers: 15
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 22, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on May 22, 2021:

The church merged with Wesley United Methodist Church on May 31, 2020, to form Journey of Hope UMC, using the Epworth facility.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 22, 2021.

Database Manager on December 13, 2015:

Updated through online information from Harry Spring.
Parts of this Casavant were from a former Bennet organ, many of the pipes I had acquired years ago. I believe some of the old chests were used, but may have been redone when the organ was relocated to this building.

Subsequently, an Allen organ was coupled with the Casavant pipes in a newer larger sanctuary. The work was done by the Fabry company. Tom Hazelton played the dedication concert on the hybrid organ. I believe the organ is still in this configuration as of 12/6/2015.

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

Database Manager on August 02, 2010:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- The church was to provide re-conditioned pipework for four stops, with Casavant providing the windchests; the church would also provide the Swell enclosure and equip the enclosure with shutters from the old organ.

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

Database Manager on January 15, 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.
Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 22, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chancel and Pipe Display: Photograph by Jeffrey R. Neufeld. Taken on 2019-09-07

Church interior and exposed pipes: Photograph by Church Website, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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