The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Lawrence Chapel
110 State Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101


OHS Database ID 47753.

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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 June 5, 2012.

Technical Details

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 33 stops. 28 ranks. 1580 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed. Traditional style console. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped 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. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Identified through on-line information from Chad Boorsma -- The organ was originally built by Felgemaker in 1885 for St. Lawrence's previous facility. It was moved to the current building in 1918 by an unidentified builder. The work in 2010 by R. J. Brunner & Company was to rebuild and enlarge the organ. The parish closed in the mid-1990's, but the building now serves as the chapel for St. Patrick's Cathedral and as the home for the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community. (Database Manager. March 24, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from John Robinson. (Database Manager. June 5, 2012)

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Chapel Interior and Altar. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Gallery and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Gallery and Pipe Facade. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Console. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Chapel Exterior. Photograph by Rick Zentmeyer 2010-09-28
Facade and Rose Window. Photograph by John K. Robinson 2012-06-03
Swell pipework. Photograph by Patrick Torsell 2018-07-09
Great and Pedal pipework. Photograph by Patrick Torsell 2018-07-09
Gallery, Facade and Rose Window. Photograph by Patrick Torsell 2018-04-24

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  • Stoplist taken from the Harrisburg AGO website
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Built by Felgemaker (1885)
    Rebuilt and enlarged by R. J. Brunner & Co. (2010)
    GREAT:                    SWELL:                      PEDAL:
        8' Principal 61 *        16' Gedeckt 61             16' Open Diapason 32
        8' Hohlflote 61 +         8' Geigen Principal 61    16' Subbass 32
        8' Gemshorn 61 *          8' Stopped Diapason 61    16' Lieblich Gedeckt [SW] 
        8' Dulciana 61            8' Salicional 61           8' Octave 32 [facade]
        4' Octave 61              8' Vox Celeste 49 [TC]     8' Bass Flute 12
        4' Flute d'Amour 61       4' Gemshorn 61             4' Choral Bass 12
    2 2/3' Twelfth 61             4' Harmonic Flute 61       4' Flute
        2' Fifteenth 61           2' Piccolo 61             16' Trombone 32 *
      III  Mixture 183 *         II  Sesquialtera 122 *      8' Trumpet [GT]
        8' Trumpet 61 *           8' Oboe 61 *              
        8' Clarinet [SW]          8' Clarinet 61             * new stops in 2010
        4' Clarion 12 *           8' Trumpet [GT] *          + revoiced in 2010
    [Received online from Chad Boorsma • March 27, 2011]
  • Click Here Stoplist taken from the Harrisburg AGO website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.