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Casavant Frères (Opus 2985-R, 2006)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2985, 1968)

Location:

Choate School / Choate Rosemary Hall
333 Christian St.
Wallingford, CT 06492 US
Seymour St. John Chapel
Organ ID: 47352

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on May 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 66 ranks. 3,219 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 45 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 25, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 45
  • Registers: 45
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • 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 Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 25, 2018.
Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020:

Database Manager on May 31, 2008: Listed in "Recent Installations," The American Organist Vol. 41 No. 7 [July, 2007]. Rebuild of existing organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 14, 2020.

Database Manager on March 16, 2011:

Identified through online information from Nathan Janette.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on May 05, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-06-06

Chapel interior to rear and organ case: Photograph by Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1968

Console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1968

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