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Renaissance Pipe Organ Co. (2021-2022)

Originally Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 3529, 1954)

Location:

St. Matthew Catholic Church
6021 Whittier St.
Detroit, MI 48224 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 70875

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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 April 29, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 25 ranks. 1,676 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 50 stops.
Great (Expressive w/Choir):
  • 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 Jim Stettner on April 30, 2022.

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 Jim Stettner on April 30, 2022.

Choir (Expressive w/Great):
  • 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 Jim Stettner on April 30, 2022.

Pedal (Expressive w/Gt & Ch and Swell):
  • 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 Jim Stettner on April 30, 2022.
Gallery:
  • Built by Renaissance Pipe Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 50
  • 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: Drawknobs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Syndyne MS8400
  • 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 Coupler Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Joe Balistreri on April 29, 2022.
Jim Stettner on May 05, 2022:

This entry represents modifications/upgrades to an existing organ. The console was rebuilt and upgraded by the Renaissance Pipe Organ Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on May 05, 2022.
From console: Open In New Tab Originally published 04/28/2022
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Joe Balistreri on April 29, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior; facade: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2020-05-26

Sanctuary interior showing divided chambers in the rear gallery: Photograph from an archival source: Church Facebook page, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2019-10-11

Console location in loft: Photograph by Joe Balistreri. Taken on 2022-04-28

Organ console from behind: Photograph by Joe Balistreri. Taken on 2022-04-28

Console: Photograph by Joe Balistreri. Taken on 2022-04-28

Console: Photograph by Joe Balistreri. Taken on 2022-04-28

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