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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4801, 1968)

Location:

St. Joseph's Catholic Cathedral
2215 W Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109 US
Organ ID: 68390

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has an unknown or unreported status.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeff Scofield on May 18, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • 31 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 29 stops. 35 registers.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 29
  • Registers: 35
  • Position: Console in fixed position, right.
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Jeff Scofield on November 07, 2021.
Jeff Scofield on November 07, 2021:

From the January 1970 issue of THE DIAPASON: A new Wicks organ of 31 ranks has been installed in St. Joseph's Church, Jefferson City, Mo. The building is of striking, modern architecture, circular in form, with the organ along the perimeter near the altar. The Great and Positiv divisions are unenclosed, with a facade of large pipes presented to view. Voicing is on low pressure, following classical principles. The Festival Trompette in the Great is on 6-inch wind pressure, and has a commanding tone. Negotiations for Wicks were conducted by William R. Wannemacher, St. Louis. Installation was by the factory.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on November 07, 2021.

Jeff Scofield on May 18, 2021:

The nave rises to a height of 72 feet and seats 950.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jeff Scofield on May 18, 2021.
From THE DIAPASON January 1970: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Fr. Jeremy Secrist on December 17, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Cathedral interior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-25

Cathedral exterior: Photograph by Wikipedia, submitted by Jeff Scofield. Taken on 2019-10-25

Opus 4801 console was upgraded with SSL controls in 2001.: Photograph by Fr. Jeremy Secrist. Taken on 2021-12-16

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