The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John's Seminary
Boston (Brighton), Massachusetts 02135


OHS Database ID 8520.

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Status and Condition

Renovation, restoration, or revision is in progress.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 25, 2013.

Technical Details

Slider chests with direct-electric pull-downs (externally mounted).

Two manuals. 3 divisions. 16 stops. 18 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.


  • On-line update from Eric Anderson -- only change to organ was new console, 1950s. Still utilizes original 1899 electro-pneumatic system. Used daily. (Database Manager. August 25, 2005)
  • Listed for 1899, but not actually installed until 1902 Slider chests, but always had e-p (pulldown) action. All original save for console, a supply-house item of about 1960. Compass 61/30. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Janet E. Hunt. -- Console has been removed. Pipework, case and chests still extant but in need of repair. (Database Manager. April 19, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Janet Hunt. -- A contract was signed on January 24, 2013 with The Andover Organ Company to renovate this instrument. All original pipework will be retained, slider chests repaired, new ranks will be added, including a new third manual Choir division. A new console resembling period H&H consoles in appearance will be built. Anticipated start date mid-2014. (Database Manager. January 25, 2013)

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Brighton, Massachusetts
    Chapel of St. John's Seminary
    Hook & Hastings Op. 1833
       O.D. 8'
       Doppel Fl. 8'
       Dulc. 8'
       8ve 4'
       15th 2'
       Tpt. 8'
       Bdn. 16' (TC)
       O.D. 8', St. D. 8'
       Sal. 8'
       Fl. Har. 4'
       Violina 4'
       Dolce Cor. III
       Oboe 8'
       O.D. 16'
       Bdn. 16' 
    Original couplers not known, but probably mostly unisons.
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.