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Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2985, 1968)

Location:

Choate School
333 Christian St.
Wallingford, CT 06492 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 6132

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on May 05, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 66 ranks. 3,219 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 45 stops. 45 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 25, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 45
  • Registers: 45
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 56
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with hinged doors that enclose keyboards.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 25, 2018.
Database Manager on March 03, 2007:

Updated through online information from Ralph Valentine. Rebuilt by Casavant, 2006

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

Database Manager on March 04, 2006:

Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Replaced E. M. Skinner Opus 502 (1924).

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1974

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Chapel exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2009-06-06

Rear of chapel and organ case: Photograph by Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1968

Console and exposed pipes: Photograph by Courtesy of the Casavant Frères Archives, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken approx. 1968

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