Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2049, 1951)

Location:

Wilmot United Church
473 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1E5 CA
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 46379

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Church of Canada
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 29 ranks. 1,892 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 27 stops. 32 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 27
  • Registers: 32
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Remote pneumatic/mechanical capture system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave straight pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 01, 2014:

Updated through online information from Harvey Kaye. -- On Sunday, February 18, 2001, exactly 50 years after the original dedication of the organ on February 18, 1951, the re-dedication of the organ took place. That evening, a golden jubilee recital was presented by Michael Capon, who at the time was the organist and choir director at Christ Church Cathedral.
Restoration work on the organ console continued in the summer of 2001.
The cost to install the original Casavant pipe organ in 1951 was $28,724. The restoration 50 years later cost approximately $105,000.

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

Database Manager on February 20, 2010:

Identified by Rae Bolton from information furnished by Casavant Frères, courtesy of Simon Couture.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist courtesy of the Casavant Freres Archives
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Harvey Kaye. Taken on 2001-08-01

Church Exterior: Photograph by Harvey Kaye. Taken on 2001-08-01

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facades: Photograph by Rev. Garth Caseley, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2001-08-01

Console: Photograph by Peter Gough, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2002-08-01

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