The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Temple Sholom
3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60657


OHS Database ID 9151.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 283, 2002-06-27.

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 is used occasionally.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition January 5, 2015.

Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Four manuals. 73 stops. 32 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in gallery-level chambers at the rear of the room. Horseshoe style console. The console is in a fixed position, right.

Stop keys in horseshoe curves. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs.


  • Status Note: There 2002 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from Martin Hill. -- In resonably good condition, somewhat regular use as of 2007 (Database Manager. February 9, 2007)
  • "Style Sp 4m"
    Factory date: September 5, 1929 (Steven E. Lawson. April 7, 2015)

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  • Specification from 2002 OHS Convention Handbook
    Chicago, Illinois	
    Temple Sholom
    Wurlitzer Organ Company   Opus 2065   1930               4 manuals, 73 stops, 32 ranks
              GREAT ORGAN (enc. with Solo)                SWELL ORGAN
          16' Contra Gamba            73              16' Lieblich Bourdon        97
           8' Diapason Phonon         61               8' Horn Diapason           61
           8' Open Diapason           61               8' Tibia Clausa            73
           8' Second Open Diapason    CH               8' Lieblich Gedeckt (ext)  --
           8' Tibia Plena             61               8' Flute                   61
           8' Flute                   SW               8' Flute Celeste           61
           8' Gamba (ext)             --               8' Viole d'Orchestre       61
           8' Gamba Celeste           61               8' Viole Celeste           61
           4' Principal               61               8' Salicional              73
           4' Octave                  CH               8' Voix Celeste (tenor C)  61
       2 2/3' Twelfth                 CH               8' Aeoline                 61
           2' Fifteenth               CH               4' Lieblich Flute (ext)    --
          16' Tuba Profunda           85               4' Salicet (ext)           --
           8' Tuba Mirabilis          SO               4' Octave Celeste (ext)    --
           8' Harmonic Tuba (ext)     --           2 2/3' Twelfth (Lieb. Bdn)     --
           4' Harmonic Clarion (ext)  --               2' Piccolo (Lieb. Bdn)     --
              Cathedral Chimes        SO              16' Contra Cornopean        73
              Swell Sub to Great                       8' Cornopean (ext)         --
              Swell Unison to Great                    8' Orchestral Oboe         61
              Swell Octave to Great                    8' Oboe Horn               61
              Choir Sub to Great                       8' Vox Humana              61
              Choir Unison to Great                       Harp                    CH
              Choir Octave to Great                       Swell Sub Octave
              Solo to Great                               Swell Unison Off
                                                          Swell Octave
              GREAT 2ND TOUCH                             Choir Sub to Swell
              Swell to Great                              Choir Unison to Swell
              Solo to Great                               Choir Octave to Swell
                                                          Solo to Swell
              CHOIR ORGAN
          16' Dulciana                85                  SWELL 2ND TOUCH
           8' Open Diapason           85                  Choir to Swell
           8' Harmonic Flute          85                  Solo to Swell
           8' Erzähler II            122
           8' Gamba                   GT                  SOLO ORGAN
           8' Dulciana (ext)          --               8' Diapason Phonon         GT
           8' Unda Maris (tenor c)    61               8' Tibia Plena             GT
           4' Harmonic Flute (ext)    --              16' Bombarde                85
           4' Dulcet (ext)            --               8' Tuba Mirabilis (ext)    --
           4' Unda Maris (ext)        --               8' Harmonic Tuba           GT
           2' Harmonic Piccolo (ext)  --               8' French Horn (in CH box) 61
           8' Clarinet                61               4' Tuba Clarion (ext)      --
              Harp (from low G)       49 bars          4' Harmonic Clarion        GT
              Choir Sub Octave                            Cathedral Chimes        25 tubes
              Choir Unison Off
              Choir Octave                                SHOFAR (playing SW Cornopean)
              Swell to Choir                              4 spring-return stop keys:
              Swell Octave to Choir                       g32 - g#33 - d39 - g44
              PEDAL ORGAN                                 TREMULANTS
          32' Resultant Bass (OD+Bdn) --                  Great
          16' Open Diapason           44                  Swell
          16' Tibia Clausa (ext SW)   12                  Choir
          16' Bourdon                 32                  Tuba
          16' Lieblich Bourdon        SW                  Vox Humana
          16' Contra Gamba            GT
          16' Dulciana                CH                  COMBINATIONS (4 levels by dial)
           8' Octave (ext Op. Diap.)  --                  Solo     5   double-touch with Pedal
           8' Tibia Clausa            SW                  Swell    8   double-touch with Pedal
           8' Flute                   SW                  Great    8   double-touch with Pedal
           8' Gamba                   GT                  Choir    8   double-touch with Pedal
           8' Dulciana                CH                  General  8
          16' Bombarde                SO                  General Cancel
          16' Tuba Profunda           GT
           8' Tuba Mirabilis          SO                  EXPRESSION
           8' Harmonic Tuba           GT                  Swell Expression Shoe
              Chimes                  SO                  Choir Expression Shoe
              Great to Pedal                              Great/Solo Expression Shoe
              Swell to Pedal                              Master Expression Shoe
              Choir to Pedal                              Expression Coupler to Master Expression
              Solo to Pedal                               Crescendo Shoe
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-01-05]
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