The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, New York 10021

Dana Chapel

OHS Database ID 47956.

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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 August 4, 2011.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) unit chests.

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 4 stops. 23 registers. 4 ranks. 340 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Stop keys above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed in 1961 as Schantz Op. 506 in the Lower Church of the R C. Church of the Good Counsel, Newark, New Jersey. (Database Manager. May 26, 2011)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. (Database Manager. August 4, 2011)
  • The Schantz organ in Dana Chapel was originally built in 1961 for the Lower Church of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Newark, N.J. In 1978, the organ was purchased by Madison Avenue Presbyterian, and was installed in September 1978 by Ronald C. Bishop, the area Schantz representative. This instrument replaced an Allen electronic organ from the 1960s, which replaced a Hammond electronic dating from the renovation of the chapel in 1949. (Jeff Scofield. December 27, 2019)

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Console. Photograph by Steven E. Lawson 2000-09-09

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  • . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project
           New York, New York
           Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
           Dana Chapel
           Schantz   Op. 506   1961/1978   2/4
           GREAT                   SWELL              PEDAL
        8' Diapason    85       8' Gedeckt        16' Lieblich Gedeckt
        8' Gedeckt     97       8' Spitzflöte      8' Principal
        8' Spitzflöte  85       4' Octave          8' Gedeckt
        4' Octave               4' Spitzflöte      4' Spitzflöte
        4' Flute            2 2/3' Nazard          4' Super Octave
    2 2/3' Spitznasat           2' Spitzflöte      8' Trompette
        2' Super Octave         8' Trompette
        8' Trompette   73       4' Clairon
        4' Clairon
                 [Received from Jeff Scofield December 27, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.