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St. Thomas Episcopal Church
2100 Hilton Ave
Columbus, Georgia 31906

OHS Database ID 59595.

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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 April 25, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 22 ranks. 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 in a fixed position, center.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.


  • This describes a rebuild of an existing organ.
    Identified by Jim Cook, who has heard or played the organ. . Additionally, Jim Cook listed this individual as a source of information: Mark W. Hayes.
    The original Reuter chests and pipes were retained, with only one rank (en chamade) added; the console is from Austin Opus 2682 (St. John's Cathedral, Jacksonville FL), which had been rebuilt earlier. The rest of the additions are electronic. (Database Manager. October 15, 2016)

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Organ gallery and pipe display. Photograph by Jim Cook 2015-09-10
Zimmer nameplate. Photograph by Jim Cook 2015-09-10
Plaque on the top of the console, identifying the source. Photograph by Jim Cook 2015-09-10
Church exterior. Photograph by Jim Cook 2015-09-10
Chancel. Photograph by Jim Cook Fall 2015
Console detail. Photograph by Jim Cook September 2015
Sanctuary interior to rear. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Gallery, console and exposed pipes. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23
Church exterior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-04-23

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console April 23, 2019
            Columbus, Georgia
            St. Thomas Episcopal Church
            Reuter          Op. 1765   1972   2/21
            Cornel Zimmer   Op. 98     2007   3/22
            GREAT                       CHOIR
        16' Violone                 16' Gemshorn
         8' 1st Open Diapason        8' English Diapason
         8' 2nd Open Diapason        8' Hohl Flute
         8' Harmonic Flute           8' Gemshorn
         8' Bourdon                  8' Gemshorn Celeste
         4' Octave                   8' Flauto Dolce
         4' Koppelflöte              8' Flauto Dolce Celeste
     2 2/3' Twelfth                  8' Gedeckt
         2' Fifteenth                4' Prestant
         2' Open Flute               4' Flauto Traverso
    III-IV  Mixture                  2' Doublette
         8' French Horn       CH   III  Choral Mixture
         8' Clarinet          CH     8' Petite Trompette
         8' Flügel Horn              8' French Horn
         8' Krummhorn                8' English Horn
            Tremulant                8' Clarinet
        16' Bombarde                    Tremulant
         8' Trompette-en-Chamade        Sub
         8' Bombarde                    Unison Off
         8' Tuba Major        CH        Super
            Chimes                  16' Contra Tuba
                                     8' Tuba Major
            SWELL                    4' Tuba Clarion
        16' Lieblich Gedeckt
         8' Geigen Diapason             PEDAL
         8' Rohr Flute
         8' Viola                   32' Contra Bourdon
         8' Viola Celeste           16' Principal
         4' Principal               16' Bourdon
         4' Hohl Flute              16' Lieblich Gedeckt SW
     2 2/3' Nazard                  16' Gemshorn         CH
         2' Rohr Flute               8' Octave
     1 3/5' Tierce                   8' Bourdon
     1 1/3' Quint                    8' Hohl Flute       CH
        IV  Plein Jeu                8' Gemshorn         CH
        16' Basson                   4' Choral Bass
         8' Trompette                4' Bourdon
         8' Trumpet                III  Mixture
         8' Hautbois                32' Contra Bombarde
         4' Clarion                 16' Bombarde
            Tremulant               16' Contra Basson    CH
            Sub                      8' Trumpet
            Unison Off               8' English Horn     CH
            Super                    8' Clarinet         CH
                                     4' Schalmei
                                     8' Tuba             CH
             [Received from Jeff Scofield April 25, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the console April 23, 2019 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.