Berghaus Organ Co. (2006)

Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Queen of All Saints Roman Catholic Basilica
6280 N. Sauganash Ave
Chicago, IL 60646 US
Organ ID: 47072

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pallets (internal)
  • 60 ranks. 3,219 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 45 stops. 62 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pallets (internal) chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible 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: 4
  • Stops: 45
  • Registers: 62
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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 January 15, 2013:

Updated through online information from Paul Dessau. -- info about this organ is at the builder's website at http://www.berghausorgan.com/instr_new/queen/queen_after.html, it reads "Queen of All Saints, Chicago, IL 2006 The organ at the Basilica was designed to replace the failing 1930s vintage Wicks. As a part of the project, organ chambers were reduced in size, and main chests of the great were cantilevered out to allow for better tonal egress. An impressive 14-rank Ruckpositiv division was added to help fill this challenging acoustic. The console is constructed in the French-terraced style."

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

Database Manager on April 11, 2012:

Updated through online information from Kristina Powers. -- Also saw the Wicks back in 1997 at a wedding and noticed the organ was replaced in 2006. Several parishioners notified me that the Wicks had fallen into serious disrepair and was replaced. Also read in commemorative parish directory that pastor Fr. Wayne Prist was responsible for replacing the organ, the predecessor of which "had fallen into serious disrepair."

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

Database Manager on July 28, 2010:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ installed 2005, no opus number on name plate.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the builder's website
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facades: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2012-05-11

Balcony and Pipe Facades: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2012-05-11

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facades: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2012-05-11

Console and Pipework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2012-05-11

Basilica Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2012-05-11

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2012-05-11

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