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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2782, 2003)

Location:

Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 13514

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 138 ranks. 7,980 pipes. 9 divisions. 5 manuals. 179 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 5
  • Divisions: 9
  • Stops: 179
  • Position: Movable console.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • Combination Action: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on April 03, 2011:

The organ's main pipe chamber is 39' wide, 40' tall, and 10' deep. The organ includes pipework from the builders who created and rebuilt the previous instrument (Skinner, Casavant, and Tellers).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 30, 2009:

Updated through on-line information from Chad Boorsma -- The previous organ was removed in July 2000, and installation began on the new instrument in August 2002. The organ was completed in April 2003. It was dedicated October 19, 2003. Recitals were held that year on October 19 (Karl Schrock), November 9 (James Kibbie), and November 28 (Carlo Curley). Jonathan Tuuk served as organ consultant on the project.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 19, 2007:

Updated through on-line information from Douglas W. Craw. -- The organ also includes 34 digital stops supplied by the Allen Organ Co. (who also built the 5 manual console).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on January 08, 2005:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 31, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist taken from the dedication program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Sanctuary Interior and Chancel: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Chancel, Console, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Nave, Gallery, and Gallery Pipe Facades: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Gallery Pipe Display and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

Console: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2011-04-01

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