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Berghaus Organ Co. (1999)

Originally W. W. Kimball Co. (1911)

Location:

St. Raphael R.C. Church
1215 Modaff Road
Naperville, IL 60540 US
Organ ID: 49824

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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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on September 03, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted)
  • 60 ranks. 3,266 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted) 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 September 03, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • 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 September 03, 2018.
Database Manager on March 03, 2016:

Updated through online information from Jonathan Oblander.

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

Database Manager on December 17, 2012:

This is a rebuild of an existing organ. Updated by Kristina Powers, using information from this web site: http://www.agohq.org/2006/html/venues/venues2/RaphaelNaperville.pdf
-- I have seen this organ through the windows as I drive by the church, and many people have told me about it.

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

Database Manager on June 06, 2012:

Identified through online information from Connor Annable.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Pipe Organs of Chicago, Volume 1
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by Hunter Henderson (2018).

Organ in Rear Gallery: Photograph by Hunter Henderson.

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