The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Presbyterian Church
125 N. Meeting St.
Statesville, North Carolina 28677


OHS Database ID 59631.

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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 6, 2016.

Technical Details

Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 30 stops. 39 registers. 35 ranks. 2077 pipes. 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. The console is in a fixed position, left.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital 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.


  • From Joby Bell: Oldest Casavant in North Carolina. Organ in continuous use since installation. Austin console added ca. 1971. Façade removed and wooden grillwork installed ca. 2000 during building renovation and chancel enlargement; rebuild, new console and tonal changes by Casavant in 2016. (Jeff Scofield. November 6, 2016)
  • The photos were taken on the first day that factory finishers had begun their work. (Jeff Scofield. November 6, 2016)

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Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-25
Chance and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-25
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-25
Church Exterior. (side) Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-25
Church Exterior. (front) Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2016-10-25
Sanctuary interior. Photograph courtesy of Casavant Frères 2016-11-11

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  • Stoplist courtesy of Casavant Frères
        Statesville, North Carolina
        First Presbyterian Church
        Casavant   Op. 1083   1925   3/31
        Casavant   Op. 1083   2016   3/35
        GREAT                            CHOIR
     8' Open Diapason    61 a         8' Violin Diapason 61
     8' Hohl Flute       61           8' Bourdon         61 e
     8' Gemshorn         61           4' Rohr Flute      61 b
     4' Octave           61 b     2 2/3' Nasard       tc 49 b
     4' Harmonic Flute   61           2' Piccolo         61 b
     2' Super Octave     61       1 3/5' Tierce       tc 49 b
    IV  Mixture         244 b         8' Clarinet        61 d
        Unison Off                       Tremulant
     8' Herald Trumpet   CH              Sub
        Chimes           25              Unison Off
        SWELL                         8' Herald Trumpet  61 b
    16' Bourdon          61              PEDAL
     8' Open Diapason    61
     8' Stopped Diapason 61          32' Contra Bourdon  -- f
     8' Viola da Gamba   61          16' Open Diapason   32 g
     8' Voix Celeste     61          16' Bourdon         32 g
     4' Octave           61 c        16' Gedackt         SW
     4' Violina          61           8' Octave          GT
     4' Traverse Flute   61           8' Flute (Op Diap) 12
     2' Flautino         61           8' Bourdon         12
    III Plein Jeu       183 b         4' Choral Bass     GT
     8' Cornopean        61 d         8' Herald Trumpet  CH
     8' Oboe             61 d
     8' Vox Humana       61
        Unison Off
     8' Herald Trumpet   CH
     a  1-12 new pipes; 13-61 present pipes rebuilt
     b  new pipes
     c  Former GT Octave 4
     d  Repaired and voiced with new tongues
     e  1-12 existing Concert Flute; 13-61 new pipes
     f  From Pedal Bourdon 16
     g  Re-regulated
          [Received from Jeff Scofield November 7, 2016]
  • Click Here Stoplist courtesy of Casavant Frères Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.