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Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. (1987)

Originally Geo. S. Hutchings (& Co.) (Opus 1640, 1908)

Location:

The Pomfret School
398 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06259 US
Clark Memorial Chapel
Organ ID: 67393

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: High Schools, Preparatory Schools, and Academies
  • The organ has been altered 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 Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 46 ranks.
Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022:

The Pomfret School Chapel Organ was originally built by George S. Hutchings Organ Company of Boston (opus 1640). Extensive modifications were made in 1962 by the Portsmouth, Rhode Island firm of Welte-Whalon. Further improvements in 1987 included a new three-manual draw-knob console designed and built by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut and extensions of two reed ranks. Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. maintains the instrument and did additional tonal work. Two electronic 32-foot stops were added by the Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania. In honor of Pomfret School’s Centennial Year, a Festival Trumpet was added in 1993. This stop, modeled after the Harrison festival trumpet at All Saints’ Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, was built by David Broome at The Austin Organ Company. -- from Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on January 24, 2022.

Jim Stettner on January 17, 2021:

Identified from The Pomfret School Wikipedia listing and the Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. website.

The organ was originally built by the Hutchings firm of Boston as their Opus 1640 in 1908. The organ was extensively modified in 1962 by Welte-Whalon of Portsmouth, RI.

The 1987 work included a new 3-manual Austin console drawknob console and extensions of two reed ranks. Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal, Inc. who maintain the instrument have done additional tonal work. Two electronic 32-foot stops were added by the Walker Technical Company of Zionsville, Pennsylvania. And in honor of Pomfret School’s Centennial Year, a Festival Trumpet was added in 1993. This stop, modeled after the Harrison festival trumpet at All Saints’ Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, was built by David Broome at The Austin Organ Company.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on January 17, 2021.
Taken from the Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal website: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on January 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Clark Memorial Chapel exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-03-30

Organ facade in the central tower at the front of the chapel: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-03-30

Organ facade: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-03-30

Chapel interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2021-03-30

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