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Holtkamp Organ Co. (Opus 1765, 1963)

Location:

University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722 US
Wheeler Concert Hall
Organ ID: 54312

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ has been removed from this location and currently in storage.
  • The organ's condition is good, but not in use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Seth Daaily on December 21, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 37 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 28 stops. 29 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 28
  • Registers: 29
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Owen Lenzmeier on August 19, 2021:

The organ has been relocated to Saint John's Unversity in Collegeville, Minnesota. It will be installed in the chapel of Emmaus Hall, the theology building.

We received the most recent update for this note from Owen Lenzmeier on August 19, 2021.

Jim Stettner on December 21, 2020:

Updated though online information from Seth Daily. -- "In the summer of 2019, a pipe burst in the hall, causing major water damage, the organ was removed and restored, but owner is selling it; in storage."

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on December 21, 2020.

Database Manager on February 09, 2015:

This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ. Identified by Jim Thompson, using information from this web site: http://faculty.evansville.edu/dr5/wheelerholtkamp.htm. -- The organ is loceted in Wheeler Concert Hall on campus.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on August 20, 2021.
Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1964: Open In New Tab Originally published January, 1964
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on August 20, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Stage, organ and exposed pipes: Photograph by D C Schroth Organ Builders, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

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