Owner (2016 )

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3117, 1971)

Location:

St. Barnabas Parish
129 N. 40th St.
Omaha, NE 68131 US
Sanctuary; rear gallery
Organ ID: 72019

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on October 31, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Electro-pneumatic (EP), Information unknown or not applicable
  • 3 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022.

Choir-Positiv (Casavant Swell):
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022.

Pedal:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Built by Rodgers Organ Co. (Instrument Corp.)
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022.
Gallery:
  • Built by Rodgers Organ Co. (Instrument Corp.)
  • Manuals: 3
  • 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.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • 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
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022.
Jim Stettner on October 31, 2022:

Updated through online information from Fr. Robert Scheiblhofer, "St. Barnabas became a part of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter (the part of the Catholic Church set up for parishes that joined the Church and wanted to continue to use the Anglican Rite) in 2013."

The dismantling/moving/re-installing of the Casavant was done in the summer of 2016 by myself and a crew of parishioners. The "marrying" of the Rodgers with the Casavant was done by Gerry Oehring of Oehring and Associates in Lincoln, NE in 2017.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 31, 2022.

Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022:

This entry represents the installation of a used organ in a new location and home. Identified through online information from Fr. Robert Scheiblhofer: The current organ in St. Barnabas Catholic Church is a hybrid instrument consisting of the Phelps-era Casavant controlled by a three manual Rodgers console. The Swell is digital (from the Rodgers), the Great, Pedal and Choir/Positiv are Casavant. The parish obtained the Casavant Organ from Benson United Presbyterian Church (the Benson congregation was selling their building and the new owners had no use for the organ).

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 30, 2022.

Instrument Images:

Organ in rear gallery. Hybrid Casavant/Rodgers.: Photograph by Gerry Oehring, submitted by Fr. Robert Scheiblhofer. Taken approx. 2020

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