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Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders Inc. (1997)

Originally Farrand & Votey Organ Co. (1893)

Location:

First Congregational Church
256 E Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60120 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 70119

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: United Churches of Christ (UCC)
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jeffrey Neufeld on January 27, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 48 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Chancel:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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 with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Tilting/rocking tablets on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • 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 Jeffrey Neufeld on January 27, 2022.
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We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jeffrey Neufeld on January 27, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ case and facade: Photograph by Jeffrey Neufeld. Taken on 2021-11-19

Organ case and façade pipes: Photograph by Jeffrey Neufeld. Taken on 2022-01-28

Console in pit at center of choir loft: Photograph by Jeffrey Neufeld. Taken on 2022-01-26

Right stop jamb, Great and Choir: Photograph by Jeffrey Neufeld. Taken on 2022-01-28

Left stop jamb, Swell and Pedal: Photograph by Jeffrey Neufeld. Taken on 2022-01-28

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