The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Catherine Alexandria RC Church
3 Lyman Street
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5M8 Canada

OHS Database ID 64290.

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Status and Condition

This organ is no longer whole; parts were dispersed, and some may have been re-used in a different installation.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition April 2, 2019.

Technical Details

Three manuals. 25 ranks.


  • This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
    Identified by Andrew Henderson, citing information from this publication: St. Catharines Standard, May 26, 1903.
    A new Walcker console was installed in 1957 by the Knoch Organ Company of London, Ontario. From the dedication program of the current Letourneau instrument (1990): "This instrument functioned well, serving the musical requirements of the church until the late 1960's, when water leaking from the roof onto the pipes and chests made it unplayable. A small Baldwin electronic instrument was purchased. However, in 1979 it was replaced by a larger one for the installation of Bishop Fulton as Bishop of the Diocese."

    This instrument was removed prior to the installation of the Letourneau organ and was presumably destroyed/broken up for parts, although the Pedal 16' Open Wood Diapason was retained and installed in the current 1990 Letourneau organ. (Database Manager. April 2, 2019)

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  • Original document from Andrew Henderson.. Source: From the St. Catharines Standard, May 26, 1903
    St. Catharines, ON
    St. Catherine Alexandria RC Church
    Organ by The D. W. Karn Co., Ltd.
    Great Organ 
    16    Double Open Diapason (TC, 49 pipes)
    8     Open Diapason
    8     Doppel Flute (wood)
    8     Dulciana 
    4     Principal
    4     Wald Flute (wood)
    2     Fifteenth
    8     Trumpet (harmonic trebles)
    Swell Organ 
    8     Open Diapason
    8     Stopped Diapason (wood)
    8     Viol di Gamba 
    8     Aeoline 
    8     Voix Celeste (TC, 49 pipes)
    4     Flauto Traverso (wood)
    4     Octave
    2     Flautino
    8     Cornopean (harmonic trebles)
    8     Orchestral Oboe
    Choir Organ 
    8     Melodia (wood)
    8     Gemshorn
    4     Harmonic Flute
    2     Piccolo
    8     Clarionet 
    Pedal Organ (30 notes)
    16    Open Diapason (wood)
    16    Bourdon (wood)
    Swell to Great unison, sub octave, super octave
    Choir to Great unison, sub octave, super octave
    Swell to Choir unison, sub octave, super octave
    Swell at octaves on itself
    Great at octaves on itself
    Choir at octaves on itself
    Swell to Pedal
    Great to Pedal
    Choir to Pedal
    3 Combinations to Great Organ
    3 Combinations to Swell Organ
    Pedals ("including unison and pedal couplers")
    Full Organ
    Balanced Swell
    Motor Starter
  • Click Here Original document from Andrew Henderson.. Source: From the St. Catharines Standard, May 26, 1903 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.