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Glatter-Goetz Orgelbau (2002)

Location:

Claremont United Church of Christ
233 W. Harrison Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711 US
Kingman Chapel
Organ ID: 67715

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • 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 Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 799 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 16 stops.
I:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Glatter-Goetz Orgelbau
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021.

II:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Glatter-Goetz Orgelbau
  • Slider Motors: Electric motors.
We received the most recent update for this division from Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021.
Chapel:
  • Built by Glatter-Goetz Orgelbau
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 16
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • 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 without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021.
Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021:

"After the completion of the Sanctuary building in 1955, Kingman Chapel was dedicated in 1963. There is no indication as to whether any previous pipework was incorporated in the new Glatter-Goetz organ." -- Information from church website

Organ dedicated in 2003; builder dates contract/opus in 2002.

"Graham Tristram’s bold visual design, with a façade of highly polished tin pipes, European beech hardwood and gilded metal accents, gracefully houses the rest of the instrument. With its 16 stops, 799 pipes, the tracker playing action, the expression box and even the blower and bellows, the inside parts are as beautifully made as any of the visible components." -- Information from church history of the music program

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021.
From builder website: Open In New Tab Originally published 2003
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on February 26, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Organ case in front right corner: Photograph from an archival source: Glatter-Goetz website, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 2003

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