The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish
156 Valley Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Church

OHS Database ID 47942.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition May 5, 2019.


Technical Details

Wicks Direct Electric(©) chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 7 ranks. 653 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons.

Notes

  • Identified through on-line information from William Baron. (Database Manager. May 24, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. November 2, 2011)
  • The organ is installed entirely in the south organ case that once housed part of the parish's Kimball organ. The organ retained the Contra Bass pedal pipes that were part of the Kimball organ. In addition, a three-rank mixture was added to the organ at some point (possibly by Mutchler Organ Company). The Wicks console was replaced with a Rodgers console in 2001, and digital stops were added to the instrument. (Chad Boorsma. April 3, 2019)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Nave, Balcony, and Twin Organ Cases. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Nave, Balcony, and Twin Organ Cases. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Balcony and Twin Organ Cases. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Balcony Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Kimball Facade Pipes. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Kimball Organ Case. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Pipework. (left to right: Harmonic Flute, Erzahler, Geigen, Gedeckt, Trumpet) Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Pipework. (left to right: Geigen, Gedeckt, Trumpet) Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Pipework. (left to right: Gedeckt, Trumpet, Mixture, Diapason Conique) Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Pipework. (Diapson Conique bass pipes) Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Words Stamped on Kimball Contra Bass Pipe. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Church Exterior. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-04-03
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20
Stained Glass Window. Photograph by Chad Boorsma 2019-06-20

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Stoplist

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