John-Paul Buzard Organ Craftsmen / Buzard Pipe Organ Builders (2003)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (1968)

Location:

St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
272 King Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 US
Organ ID: 59972

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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 May 11, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 23 ranks. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on May 11, 2021.
Database Manager on May 07, 2017:

"The parish music director acquired the Möller 2-rank "Chandelier" division that originally had been installed in the Moller factory erecting room. Buzard Pipe Organ Builders was selected to install and connect this unique equipment to the church-s 1968 Wicks instrument. This included: installation of necessary additional solid state equipment for the chandelier unit to be made playable from the Wicks console; installation of a drawknob in the Swell division, and a free-standing box with seven tilting table stop controls; preparation of the Möller equipment, including installation of new cabling of sufficient length; installation of the chandelier unit; and tuning and regulation of the pipes once installed." (Buzard website)

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Church interior, exposed pipes and 2-rank Moller pipe chandelier: Photograph by Church Facebook, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2020-10-06

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