OHS Convention Organ, 2012.
Status and Condition
The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 9, 2012.
Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.
Four manuals. 8 divisions.
Manual compass is 61 notes.
Pedal compass is 32 notes.
The organ is in side chambers at the front of the room, with visible façade pipes or case front.
Traditional style console with roll top.
The console is movable.
Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement.
Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.
Reversible full organ/tutti thumb piston.
Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud.
Combination action thumb pistons.
Combination action toe studs.
Coupler reversible thumb pistons.
Coupler reversible toe studs.
- Listed in "Recent Installations," The American Organist Vol. 42, No. 3 [March, 2008] Additions to existing organ (Database Manager. May 28, 2008)
- Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Rededicated June 7, 2008 by university organist Thomas Weisflog. (article in the "Chicago Tribune" dated June 9, 2008). Main organ is in side chamber near the chancel. There is a second two-manual console to control the rear gallery divisions. (Database Manager. June 12, 2008)
- Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The Chancel Organ was restored to its original specification with some judicious additions that were informed by other of Skinner's academic installations. Existing windchests, mechanism, and expression shutters were all refurbished, and pipes that had been discarded over the years were in some cases relocated. Where pipes were missing, replicas were carefully built with sensitivity to historic style. The Gallery Organ's windchests, mechanism, and expression are all new. In both organs, existing pipework was cleaned and restored to like-new condition. The organ chambers were completely updated and a new nave tone opening was constructed for the Chancel Organ (from Schantz website). (Database Manager. April 18, 2010)
- Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. May 24, 2011)
- Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. June 14, 2011)
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- Dexter, Jeffrey D.. "University of Chicago Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Chicago, Illinois," The American Organist (Vol. 42, No. 10 [October, 2008], pp. 54-57). [Cover Feature: photographs, stoplist, history and description]
[Details, plans, photos, stoplist]
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