The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
7700 Skansie Ave. NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

OHS Database ID 9511.

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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 in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition February 20, 2014.

Technical Details

Slider chests with EP pull-downs (externally mounted).

Four manuals. 5 divisions. 51 stops. 72 registers. 58 ranks. 3558 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

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


  • The original builder was Hook & Hastings (1910, Opus 2257). (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Status Note: There 1999 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • In new sanctuary. 4th manual division (Grand Choir) was added which allowed for tonal additions to be made without compromising the integrity of the Hook & Hastings. Ded. By Thomas Murray, 20 Mar 1999. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The organ was dedicated on January 30, 1999 by Diane Bish. A second inaugural concert was held March 20, 1999 with Tom Murray presiding at the console. (Database Manager. February 23, 2007)
  • Updated through online information from Jim Van Horn. (Database Manager. September 17, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. (Database Manager. February 20, 2014)

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Chanel, Console, and Pipe Facade. (1998) Photograph by Craig Harrold
Console. (1998) Photograph by Craig Harrold

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  • Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database.
    Chapel Hill Presbyterian, Gig Harbor, WA
    1910 Hook & Hastings, Op. 2257/c. 1956 Schoenstein/1998 René, A. Marceau
    (Stoplist: René, A. Marceau 1999)
    16'     Double Open Diapason  61        Added, Estey pipework/part Facade, on new chest
    8'      Open Diapason ff        61      Restored from Pedal, Estey pipework /part Facade
    8'      Open Diapason f 61      Part Facade/Estey pipework
    8'      Hohl Flute      61      Restored, Estey pipework
    8'      Gamba           61      Restored from Choir
    8'      Viola           61      Restored from Pedal/augmented
    4'      Octave          61      Existing
    4'      Harmonic Flute  61      Existing
    2 2/3'  Twelfth         61      Existing
    2'      Fifteenth               61      Existing
    1 1/3'  Mixture IV              244     Added new, on existing chest
    8'      Trumpet         61      Restored, reconditioned pipework/new chest
    8'      Festival Trompette      61      New, on chest with 8' Trumpet
    Chimes          20 Notes        Duplexed from Grand Choir
    SWELL   expressive
    16'     Lieblich Gedeckt        61      Added, reconditioned pipework, Chest Ext.
    8'      Open Diapason   61      Existing
    8'      St'd. Diapason  61      Existing
    8'      Salicional              61      Existing
    8'      Voix Celeste    61      Existing
    8'      Aeoline         61      Existing
    8'      Concert Flute   61      Existing
    4'      Flute Traverso  61      Existing
    8'      Cornopean       61      Restored, reconditioned pipework 
    8'      Oboe            61      Existing
    8'      Vox Humana      61      Existing
    CHOIR   expressive
    8'      String Diapason 61      Existing
    8'      Melodia         61      Existing
    8'      Unda Maris      49      Recycled Reuter pipework
    8'      Dolce           61      Restored from Great
    4'      Flute d' Amour  61      Existing
    2'      Piccolo         61      Recycled Estey pipework
    8'      Clarinet                61      Existing
    32'     Subbass         12      Reconditioned pipework, on new chest
    16'     Wood Diapason   32      Existing
    16'     Violone         32      Existing/Augmented with Kimball pipework
    16'     Diapason                        Duplexed from Great Double Open
    16'     Subbass         32      Existing
    16'     Bourdon                 Duplexed from Grand Choir
    10 2/3' Quint                   Extension Subbass
    8'      Octave          32      Reconditioned pipework, new unit chest
    8'      Major Flute     12      Existing, extension 16' Subbass
    8'      Bourdon                 Duplexed from Grand Choir
    8'      Violincello     12      Existing, extension 16' Violone
    4'      Choralbass      12      Reconditioned pipework, extension 8' Octave
    32'     Contra Trombone 12      New pipes, extension 16' Trombone on new
    16'     Trombone        32      Reconditioned Estey/Wooden Resonators new
    16'     Fagott                  Duplexed from Grand Choir
    8'      Tromba          12      New pipes, extension of Trombone
    8'      Fagott                  Duplexed from Grand Choir
    4'      Clarion                 Duplexed from Grand Choir
            Chimes                  Duplexed from Grand Choir
    GRAND CHOIR     expressive
    16'     Bourdon         12      Reconditioned, extension 8' Bourdon
    8'      Principal               61      Reconditioned Estey pipework
    8'      Bourdon         61      New, new unit chest
    8'      Erz=E4hler              61      Moved from Choir, added 1956
    8'      Erz=E4hler Celeste, tc  49      Moved from Choir, added 1956
    4'      Octave          61      Reconditioned pipework
    4'      Chimney Flute   61      Moved from Great, added 1956
    2 2/3'  Nasard          61      Moved from Swell, added 1956
    2'      Block Flute     61      Moved from Swell, added 1956
    1 3/5'  Tierce          61      New
    1 1/7'  Septi=E8me              61      New
    2'      Plein Jeu  V    305     Moved from Great, added 1956/augmented with new pipes
    16'     Fagott          12      Moved from Swell, new unit chest, added 1956
    8'      Trumpet         61      Reconditioned pipework
    8'      Fagott          61      Extension 16' Fagott
    8'      English Horn    61      New
    4'      Clarion         12      Extension 8' Fagott
    8'      Tuba            61      New, high pressure chest
    8'      Festival Trompette      61      Notes   From Great
    8'      Harp            49 Bars Reconditioned Möller/Deagan
            Chimes          20 Bars Moved from Great, added 1956
            Zimbelstern     8 Bells New
    Independant Stops       51
    Ranks   58
    Pipes   3558
    8'      Great to Pedal          16'     Swell to Swell
    8'      Swell to Pedal          8'      Swell  Release
    4'      Swell to Pedal          4'      Swell to Swell
    8'      Choir to Pedal          8'      MIDI to Swell
    8'      Grand Choir to Pedal    8'      Choir to Swell
    8'      MIDI to Pedal           8'      Grand Choir to Swell
    8'      Great  Release          8'      Great to Choir
    4'      Great to Great          16'     Choir to Choir
            MIDI to Great           8'      Choir  Release
    16'     Swell to Great          4'      Choir to Choir
    8'      Swell to Great          8'      MIDI to Choir
    4'      Swell to Great          8'      Grand Choir  Release
    16'     Choir to Great          8'      Swell to Choir
    8'      Choir to Great
    4'      Choir to Great                  Choir Expression to Grand Choir
    8'      Grand Choir to Great                    Choir Expression to Swell
            Programable Crescendo                   Choir Expression
            Swell Expression                        Grand Choir Expression
            Swell /Choir                    Grand Choir
            General Cancel
            Generals 1-6    Gt/Toe
            Generals 6-12   Sw/Toe
            Great Pistons 1-6
            Swell Pistons 1-6
            Choir Pistons 1-6
            Grand Choir Pistons 1-6
            Pedal Pistons 1-6
            Full Organ      Gt/Toe
            Great to Pedal  Gt/Toe
            Swell to Pedal  Sw/Toe
            Choir to Pedal  Ch/Toe
            Grand Choir to Pedal    Ch/Toe
            Swell Reversible        Sw
            Great Reversible        Gt
            Choir Reversible        Ch
            Choir Release   Gt
            Grand Choir Release     Gt
            Pedal Ventils 1-5       Toe
  • Click Here Typed stoplist from the OHS PC Database. Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.