Pipe Organ Database

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Hinners Organ Co. (1926)

Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention(s)

Location:

Bethany Reformed Church / Christ Temple Cathedral
62 W. 111th Place
Chicago, IL 60628 US
Organ ID: 49219

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Reformed Churches (RCA, CRC, URC, PRC)
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on August 06, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 30 ranks. 5 divisions. 3 manuals. 30 stops. 38 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on August 06, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 30
  • Registers: 38
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on August 06, 2018.
Database Manager on September 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from Mark Sudeith. -- Demonstrated this organ on July 9, 2012 for the OHS National Convention in Chicago

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

Database Manager on June 16, 2012:

The Great, Swell, Choir, and Pedal are installed in two chambers on either side of the choir loft. The Great and Choir are under expression together, with the Swell being under expression separately. The Echo division is located at the rear gallery on the west side. Austin Organs replaced the console in 1954.

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

Database Manager on January 21, 2012:

The organ was installed when the building was completed in 1926. Clarence Eddy played the dedicatory recital on October 30, 1926. Bethany was the first megachurch in its denomination (Reformed Church in America), with the congregation's membership reaching 2,400 by 1944. The congregation sold the building to Christ Temple Cathedral in 1972 and relocated to Lynwood, Illinois.

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 OHS Convention website.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chancel, Console, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Church Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

Original Cornerstone: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-15

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