The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Wilshire Christian Church
634 S. Normandie Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90005

OHS Database ID 20978.

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Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 24, 2005.
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Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 28 registers. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front.


  • Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005. (Database Manager. November 24, 2005)
  • The congregation relocated and the building was sold to Oasis Church in 2012. (Jeff Scofield. September 11, 2018)
  • The organ probably included parts from a 1911 Murray Harris organ that was moved to the present building in 1925; there were also nameplates on the Reuter console identifying the Johnston Organ Co. and Pipe Organs, Inc. In the early 2000's, the church was given the large 4-manual Moller console from Pomona College in Claremont to be used in the rebuilding and expansion project for the Reuter; alas the 2008 financial crisis ended the project and the church was sold in 2012 to Oasis Church, who planned to use the organ on high holy days. (Jeff Scofield. May 26, 2019)

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Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-01-12
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2001-01-12

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  • Stoplist copied from the console January 12, 2001
           Los Angeles, California
           Wilshire Christian Church
           Reuter   Op. 1162   1956   3/25
           A console nameplate says Johnston Organ Co.
           GREAT                          SWELL
        8' Principal                  16' Bourdon  
        8' Viola          *            8' Geigen Principal
        8' Melodia        *            8' Gedeckt       12
        8' Dolce          *            8' Salicional
        4' Octave                      8' Voix Celeste
        4' Harmonic Flute *            8' Aeoline
    2 2/3' Twelfth                     4' Principal
        2' Fifteenth                   4' Flute         12
           Tremulant                   4' Gemshorn
           Sub                     2 2/3' Twelfth        7
           Unison Off                  2' Piccolo        5
           Super                     III  Plein Jeu
           Blank                       8' Cornopean
           Blank                       8' Vox Humana
           Blank                       4' Hautbois
        *  enclosed                       Sub
                                          Unison Off
           ECHO                           Super
           Blank                          Blank
           Blank                          Blank
           Blank                          CHOIR
           Blank                          Blank
           Blank                          Blank
           Tower Chimes                   Blank
           PEDAL                          Blank
       16' Open Diapason                  Blank
       16' Bourdon                        Blank
       16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW            Blank
        8' Octave                         Blank
        8' Flute            12            Blank
        4' Choralbass                     Sub
           Blank                          Unison Off
           Blank                          Super
           Blank                          Tower Chimes
       [Received online from Jeff Scofield July 15, 2012]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from the console January 12, 2001 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.