The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal
1117 Texas
Houston, Texas 77002

OHS Database ID 7794.

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Status and Condition

This organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 16, 2007.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) pitman chests.

Three manuals. 51 stops. 57 registers. 62 ranks. 3703 pipes. 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. 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. 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.


  • Rebuild of Skinner Op. 976 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Online update from Randy Elkins -- Organ had some work done by Visser Rowland, Schoenstein and an antiphonal division added by Schantz. (Database Manager. September 19, 2005)
  • Updated through online information from Bruce Power. -- New pipework is Schantz (an antiphonal organ) and John Hendrikson. (Database Manager. October 28, 2006)
  • Updated through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
    Altered in 1954 (976-A) and 1968 (976-B); renovated by Charles Moseley in 1968; Antiphonal division added by Schantz in 1992. [See Aeolian-Skinner Opus 3013 for Chapel organ] (Database Manager. March 16, 2007)

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1910s)

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