Pipe Organ Database

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Karl Wilhelm (Opus 89-A, 2012)

Originally Karl Wilhelm (Opus 89, 1984)

Location:

University of Chicago Divinity School
1025 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637 US
Bond Chapel
Organ ID: 50916

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Nondenominational 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 May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 33 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 26 stops.
All:
  • 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 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 26
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 18, 2017:

Updated by Bill Geraci, who has heard or played the organ.
A wonderful sound! Approx. 0.75 seconds decay. Bond is next to the Divinity School but Bond is managed by Rockefeller Chapel.

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

Database Manager on January 22, 2013:

Organ relocated without any change. Identified by Bill Geraci, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- The University of Chicago bought the building which housed the Chicago Theological Seminary and, with it, the Reneker Family organ. The existing building will now house the Department of Economics so the organ has been moved and installed into Bond Chapel of the U of C Divinity School. The (re) dedicatory concert will be 2013-02-02.

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

Instrument Images:

Facade in new location: Photograph by Bill Geraci. Taken on 2013-01-04

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