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Covenant United Methodist Church
110 N. Mulberry St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

OHS Database ID 64909.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition October 28, 2019.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 37 stops. 44 registers. 42 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 in a fixed position, right.

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


  • Ventil chests and winding system restored by Columbia Organ Works, Inc. 1986-1990. Reeds refurbished. Installed top octave of Swell Cornet III which had not been installed in the original installation; pipes were found wrapped in brown paper under the chest during restoration. The Choir division is located in the gallery; the Solo and Solo Pedal are enclosed within the Choir for double expression; in 1950 the Great was enclosed by Wilfred Lavallée, but the shades were later removed; Columbia Organ Works added 3 stops (upperwork) to the Great and Swell and rebuilt the console ca. 2004. The organ at Covenant UMC is currently maintained by SDG Pipe Organs, Millersville, PA. Significant work has been done to remedy problems associated with failing leather especially in the high pressure division. (Jeff Scofield. October 28, 2019)

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Sanctuary interior. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Sanctuary interior from floor. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Chancel and pipe facade. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Left Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Right Stopjamb. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Couplers. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17
Console side view. Photograph by Jeff Scofield 2019-10-17

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019
           Lancaster, Pennsylvania
           Covenant United Methodist Church
           Casavant   Op. 1164   1926       3/37
           Columbia              1986-2004  3/47 *
           GREAT                        SWELL
        8' Open Diapason    73      16' Bourdon          73
        8' Hohlflöte        73       8' Open Diapason    73
        8' Gemshorn         73       8' Gedeckt          73
        4' Octave           73       8' Viola da Gamba   73
        4' Harmonic Flute   73       8' Voix Céleste     73
        2' Super Octave     61 *     8' Aeoline          73
       IV  Mixture         244 *     4' Flauto Traverso  73
        8' Tromba           73       4' Violina          73
           Chimes           SO       2' Flautino         61
           MIDI                    III  Solo Cornet     219
                                     V  Mixture         305 *
           CHOIR                     8' Oboe             73
                                     8' Vox Humana       73
        8' Violin Diapason  73          Tremulant
        8' Melodia          73          MIDI
        8' Dulciana         73
        8' Unda Maris       61          SOLO (encl in CH)
        4' Rohrflöte        73
    2 2/3' Nazard           61       8' Stentorphone     73
        2' Flageolet        61       8' Grossflöte       73
        8' Clarinet         73       8' Gross Gamba      73
           Tremulant                 4' Orchestral Flute 73
           Chimes           SO       8' Tuba             73
           MIDI                      8' French Horn      73
                                        SOLO PEDAL
       32' Resultant        --
       16' Open Diapason    32      16' Sub Bass         32
       16' Bourdon          32       8' Gamba            SO
       16' Gedeckt          SW
        8' Octave           12
        8' Stopped Flute    12
       16' Trombone         12 GT
           Tower Bells   
            [Received from Jeff Scofield October 28, 2019]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from the console October 17, 2019 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.