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Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28211

OHS Database ID 52009.

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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 November 20, 2013.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 51 stops. 64 registers. 64 ranks. 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. 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.


  • Altered and relocated existing organ. Identified by Jeff Scofield, using information found in The Diapason October 2013. -- (Database Manager. October 10, 2013)
  • Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. (Database Manager. November 20, 2013)

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  • [Composite: several authors]. "Cover Feature: Parkey OrganBuilders, Duluth, Georgia, Opus 14; Providence United Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina," The Diapason (Vol. 104, No. 10 [Oct. 2013], cover + pp.30-31). [Phil Parkey and Adam M. Ward]
  • [Composite: several authors]. "Cover Feature: Providence United Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina; Parkey Organbuilders, Duluth, Georgia," The American Organist (Vol. 48, No. 7 [July 2014], cover + pp. 36-38). [Phillip K. Parkey and Adam M. Ward, authors. History, description, stoplist, photographs]

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  • Typed stoplist (Source: The Diapason, Vol. 104, No. 10)
          Providence United Methodist Church
          Charlotte, North Carolina
          Rebuild/Relocation of 1971 Aeolian Skinner, Opus 1472
          Parkey OrganBuilders, Opus 14, 2013
          OHS ID: 52009
          GREAT (unenclosed)     SWELL (enclosed)        CHOIR (enclosed)         PEDAL              
       16 Violon [1]          16 Pommer               16 Flauto Dolce (ext 8)  32 Subbass [4]
        8 Principal            8 Principal             8 Spitzprincipal        16 Principal [5]
        8 Violon (ext 16)      8 Rohrflote             8 Holzgedeckt           16 Subbass
        8 Gedeckt              8 Viole De Gamba        8 Flauto Dolce          16 Violon (Gt)
        4 Octave               8 Viole Celeste         8 Flauto Dolce TC       16 Pommer (Sw)
        4 Rohrflote            4 Octave                4 Principal             16 Flauto Dolce (Ch)
        2 Super Octave         4 Spitzflote            4 Spillflote             8 Octave
    1-1/3 Mixture IV-V         2 Blockflote        2-2/3 Nasat                  8 Violon (Gt)
       16 Contra Trompete      2 Plein Jeu III-IV      2 Spitzflote             8 Bourdon [4]
        8 Trompete            16 Basson            1-3/5 Terz                   8 Spitzgedeckt
        4 Klarine              8 Trompette         1-1/3 Larigot                4 Choral Bass
        8 State Trumpet [2]    8 Hautbois              1 Scharff IV             4 Nachthorn
          Solo on Great        4 Clarion               8 Cromorne               2 Hohlflote
                               8 Vox Humana            8 State Trumpet [2]        Mixture IV
          SOLO (unenclosed)      Tremulant               Tremulant             32 Contra Posaune [6]
        8 Harmonic Flute         Vox Humana Trem.     16 Choir to Choir        16 Posaune
       16 Fanfare Trumpet TC  16 Swell to Swell          Choir Unison Off      16 Fagotto
        8 Fanfare Trumpet        Swell Unison Off      4 Choir to Choir        16 Basson (Sw)
        8 Fanfare Clarion      4 Swell to Swell          Solo on Choir          8 Trompete
          Chimes [3]             Solo on Swell                                  4 Schalmei
          NOTES                                        8 Great to Pedal           ACCESSORIES
       1. New rank with bass pipes in facade.          8 Swell to Pedal       128 Levels of Memory
       2. Exposed, horizontal.                         4 Swell to Pedal        12 General Pistons, 
       3. Retained from old organ, with new relay      8 Choir to Pedal             thumb and toe
          and action.                                  4 Choir to Pedal         8 Divisional Pistons,
       4. Extension of 16' Subbass.                    8 Solo to Pedal              Swell and Choir
       5. Partially in facade.                        16 Swell to Great         6 Divisional Pistons,
       6. Half-length in 32' octave.                   8 Swell to Great             Great
                                                       4 Swell to Great         4 Divisional Pisons,
          ACCESSORIES, continued                      16 Choir to Great             Solo
       32 Contra Posaune Reversible, thumb & toe       8 Choir to Great         8 Divisional Pistons,
       32 Subbass Reversible, thumb & toe              4 Choir to Great             Pedal, toe
          Zimbelstern Reversible                      16 Swell to Choir           Sw to Pd Reversible, 
          Full Organ Reversible, thumb & toe           8 Swell to Choir             thumb & toe
          "Any Piston Next" Simple Piston sequencer    4 Swell to Choir           Gt to Pd Reversible,
          Record/Playback sytem                                                     thumb & toe
          Adjustable music rack with light               Manual I-II Transfer     Ch to Pd Reversible,
          Pedal light                                                               thumb & toe
          Adjustable bench                                                        Solo to Pd Reversible
                                                                                    thumb & toe
          Three manuals, 64 ranks
    [Received online from T. Daniel Hancock, 2013-11-18]
  • Click Here Typed stoplist (Source: The Diapason, Vol. 104, No. 10) Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.