The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Congregational Church
Benton Harbor, Michigan

OHS Database ID 23133.

Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 11, 2006.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 23 stops. 29 registers. 26 ranks. 1798 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.


  • Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Solo added in 1926, #547-A. (Database Manager. March 11, 2006)

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Console. The Benton Spirit News Paper circa May 2007, courtesy of Mario Zarantenello

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  • From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives
    Benton Harbor, Michigan
    First Congregational Church
    Skinner Organ Company   1926   Opus 547      4 manuals, 23 stops, 26 ranks
             GREAT ORGAN                            SWELL ORGAN
         16' Bourdon             17 PED         16' Bourdon             73
          8' Diapason            73              8' Diapason            73
          8' Claribel Flute      73              8' Gedeckt             73
          8' Erzähler            73              8' Salicional          73
          4' Octave              73              8' Voix Celeste        73
          4' Flute               73              8' Flauto Dolce        73
             Chimes              EC              8' Flute Celeste (TC)  61
                                                 4' Flute Triangulaire  73
             CHOIR ORGAN                        IV  Mixture            244
          8' Concert Flute       61              8' Cornopean           73
          8' Dulciana            61              8' Flügel Horn         73
          4' Flute               61                 Tremolo
          8' Clarinet            61
             Tremolo                                ECHO ORGAN
             Harp                                8' Chimney Flute       61
             Celesta                             8' Vox Humana          61
             SOLO ORGAN                             Chimes
          8' Orchestral Flute    pf
          8' Gamba               pf                 PEDAL ORGAN
          8' Gamba Celeste       pf             16' Diapason            32
          8' French Horn         pf             16' Bourdon             GT
          8' English Horn        pf             16' Echo Bourdon        SW
             Tremolo             pf              8' Octave              12
          8' Tuba Mirabilis      pf              8' Gedeckt             GT
                                                 8' Still Gedeckt       SW
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2016-07-08]
  • Click Here From Allen Kinzey via The Aeolian-Skinner Archives Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.