Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3770, 1957)

Location:

St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church
224 Carrier Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 US
Organ ID: 52844

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 6 ranks. 486 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops. 24 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Exposed pipes or case front visible in a gallery 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: 6
  • Registers: 24
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • 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: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 28, 2014:

The factory specifications indicate that the organ was installed originally with six ranks. The Swell Voix Celeste and Pedal Bourdon were apparently added sometime later. In 2013, Swem Pipe Organ Maintenance added three more ranks to the organ. Those pipes came from the organ in the former First Reformed Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The pipe facade is from the church's previous organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist provided by Wicks Organ Company.
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Nave, Balcony, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Church Ceiling: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Stained Glass Windows: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Swell Pipework (Oboe Horn in foreground): Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Great Pipework: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Pipework at back of Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

Church exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2014-06-25

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