Pipe Organ Database

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Casavant Frères (2016)

Originally G. F. Steinmeyer & Co. (Opus 1570, 1933)

Location:

Christ the King R.C. Cathedral-Basilica
714 King Street W
Hamilton, ON L8P 1C7 CA
Organ ID: 58221

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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 Jeff Scofield on April 30, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 82 ranks. 7 divisions. 4 manuals. 60 stops. 68 registers.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Gallery:
  • Built by Casavant Frères
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 7
  • Stops: 60
  • Registers: 68
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Classic Organ Works Capture and Coupling System
  • 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 a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on April 30, 2021.

Chancel:
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 14
  • Registers: 16
  • 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.
  • 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 Jeff Scofield on April 30, 2021.
Database Manager on April 14, 2016:

New 4-manual French-terrace Gallery console by Casavant Frères installed in 2016; the project was a collaboration with Alan T. Jackson & Co.; the rebuilt Chancel console is capable of playing both the sanctuary and gallery organs and is placed on a moveable platform. All the memory, pistons and crescendo programs of the gallery organ, except for the sequencer, are playable from the sanctuary console.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on April 30, 2021.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeff Scofield on April 30, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Cathedral interior to gallery and organ cases: Photograph by Diocese of Hamilton, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Chancel, with organ chambers to each side: Photograph by Diocese of Hamilton, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-06-02

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Pinterest, submitted by Jeff Scofield.

Console: Photograph by Cathedral Facebook. Taken on 2019-03-09

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