Pipe Organ Database

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Bruce Case (2017)

Originally Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1204, 1949)

Location:

Holy Name Heights / Bishop O'Connor Catholic Center
702 S. High Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53719 US
Bishop O'Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 60649

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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: EP pitman
  • 19 ranks. 2 manuals. 16 stops. 20 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Stops: 16
  • Registers: 20
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 06, 2017:

Updated by Bruce case, the builder.
Organ has been fully restored as of 12/1/2017 under contract with the Case Organ Co. of Madison, Wisc., in partnership with the Spencer Organ Co.

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

Database Manager on October 23, 2017:

Originally built in 1949 for First Congregational Church, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Following closure of the church, the organ was removed by a team from the Spencer Organ Company and the Case Organ Company of Verona, Wisconsin. The organ was purchased by the Bishop O-Connor Center in Madison, Wisconsin, for use in their chapel.
Spencer brought the organ to their shop where it was restored. During the restoration process, it was decided that several augmentations and changes to the organ would be made. Due to water damage of the 16' Bourdon, a vintage Aeolian-Skinner 16' Bourdon chest was provided from A-S opus 983, which was built in 1938 for the Cathedral House of Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, New York. The chest and pipes of Aeolian-Skinner Opus 983 will make up a prepared-for Antiphonal division, to be located at the front of the chapel.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
from Spencer Organ Co. website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Deborah Krauss Smith. Taken on 2018-04-09

Nave and Chancel: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-12-13

Balcony: Photograph by Andrew Schaeffer. Taken on 2018-12-13

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