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Steiner-Reck Organ Co. (1990)

Location:

Heritage Christian Reformed Church
2857 South 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 47948

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • 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: Direct electric
  • 32 ranks. 1,832 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 40 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric 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: 40
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Push-button stop controls.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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 Thumb Pistons
  • 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 30, 2011:

The console is movable to two locations on the raised platform/pulpit (center and right); it is currently positioned on the main floor to the right of the platform.

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

Database Manager on April 30, 2011:

This congregation is a result of three churches merging together (First, Alamo Avenue, and Knollwood Christian Reformed Churches). Of the pipes, 923 of them came from the Reuter organ that had been in First CRC's building. Most of the added pipes were made in Germany. The Great division is located on the left, the Swell on the right, and the Pedal in both. The Swell division is under expression. The organ was dedicated on November 18, 1990, with John Ourensma as organist. Ourensma also served as consultant on the project.

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

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-26

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-26

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-26

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-26

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-26

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