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Sardis Presbyterian Church
6100 Sardis Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28270


OHS Database ID 35502.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 7, 2014.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 28 stops. 37 registers. 36 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. 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.


  • Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Replaced by Reuter Opus 2233 in 2008, disposition unknown (information from organ dedication brochure, dated May 4, 2008). (Database Manager. June 22, 2008)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. April 30, 2009)
  • Parts of the Möller were reused in the new Reuter organ. (James Cook. May 23, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- Subsequent to the installation, "the pipes of the Swell 2' were exchanged with those of the Great 2'," according to Apple, 1985, and "In 1984, J. Fred Barr of Southeastern Pipe Organ Services revoiced the Great Principals, Swell 4' and 2' flutes, Choir 4' flute, Pedal Violone and Principals, and regulated the reeds. He also switched the Choir 2' and Great 2' with each other in the above manner." (Database Manager. August 7, 2014)

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  • Apple, John. Pipe Organs of Charlotte. (Charlotte: John Apple, July 1985), [0]

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Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1988-02-16
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1988-02-16
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 1988-02-16

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  • Stoplist copied from factory specification
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Sardis Presbyterian Church
    Möller   Op. 9364   1960   3/36
           GREAT                          SWELL
       16' Quintaton 61                8' Gedackt 61
        8' Principal 61                8' Viole de Gambe 61
        8' Bourdon 61                  8' Viole Celeste 49
        4' Principal 61                4' Prestant 61
    2 2/3' Quint 61                    4' Rohrflöte 61
        2' Octave 61                   2' Flautino 61
       IV  Fourniture 244            III  Plein Jeu 183
           Tremulant                  16' Fagot 61 (1-42 half-length)
           Sub                         8' Trompette 61
           Unison Off                  4' Schalmei 61
           Super                          Tremulant
           Chimes 21 (Deagan)             Sub
                                          Unison Off
           PEDAL                          Super
       16' Violone 32
       16' Bourdon 32                     CHOIR
       16' Quintaton GT                8' Nasongedeckt 61
       16' Contre Gambe 12 SW          4' Nachthorn 61
        8' Principal 32                2' Principal 61
        8' Bourdon 12              1 3/5' Terz 61
        8' Quintaton GT                1' Sifflöte 61
        8' Gambe SW                  III  Cymbel 183
        4' Choralbass 12               8' Cromorne 61
       II  Rauschquinte 64                Tremulant
       16' Trompette 12 SW                Sub
        8' Trompette SW                   Unison Off
        4' Clarion SW                     Super
     [Received on line from Jeff Scofield April 30, 2009.]
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