Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3884, 1958)

Location:

Highland Hills Christian Reformed Church / Westend Christian Reformed Church
1015 Westend Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 46846

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Builder's Shops: Storage, display, etc.
  • The organ is unaltered 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 14 ranks. 950 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 32 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear 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: 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: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe 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 June 10, 2010:

Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma. -- Highland Hills Christian Reformed Church merged with Alpine Avenue Christian Reformed Church in 1992. The new congregation took the name Westend Christian Reformed Church and continued to meet in the former Highland Hills building. The Great division is under expression in the right chamber, while the Swell division is under expression in the left chamber.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the console (June 9, 2010)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console, Balcony, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2010-06-09

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-04-09

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-04-09

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-04-09

Nave, Balcony, and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-04-09

Balcony and Chamber Grillework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-04-09

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