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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3421, 1953 ca.)

Location:

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
6020 W. Ardmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 67563

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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 Jim Stettner on February 14, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
Great (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Alex Fries on February 11, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Alex Fries on February 11, 2021.

Pedal (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Alex Fries on February 11, 2021.
Replacement Console, Choir Loft:
  • Built by Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders Inc.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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: Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Peterson ICS-4000
  • 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 Alex Fries on February 11, 2021.

Original Console:
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on February 14, 2021.
Alex Fries on February 11, 2021:

Current console built by Berghaus in 2006. Peterson ICS-4000 system was also added at this time. Great Blockflote 4' and 2', and Pedal Trombone 16' are prepared for.

Swell division plus some Pedal in the east chamber. Great division plus some Pedal in the west chamber.

We received the most recent update for this note from Alex Fries on February 11, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Alex Fries. Taken on 2021-02-11

Swell Division pipework (East Chamber): Photograph by Alex Fries. Taken on 2021-02-11

Great Division pipework (West Chamber): Photograph by Alex Fries. Taken on 2021-02-11

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