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Hal Gober (2005)

Location:

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cathedral
212 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215 US
Chancel
Organ ID: 23766

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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, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 7 ranks. 330 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 7 stops. 6 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 7
  • Registers: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style without cover.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022:

Halbert Gober Organbuilder subsequently did provide an organ to the cathedral, albeit a much smaller movable one for use during weekday mass. It is a sister to a series of fivestop instruments built by Gober for the Van Leeuwen Residence (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana), the Marian Chapel–Gesu Parish (University Heights, Ohio), St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley (Paoli, Pennsylvania), and Christ Church Cathedral (Louisville, Kentucky). -- Pipe Organs of Columbus OHS 2022

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 12, 2022.

Database Manager on February 06, 2007:

Updated through online information from James R. Stettner. -- The five manual stops are on drawknobs in a horizontal row to the left of the manuals. The two pedal stops and the I/Pedal coupler are on smaller drawknobs in a vertical row directly beneath the right-most manual drawknob. 3-sectional façade.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Manager on May 25, 2006:

From the Cathedral website: The Gober organ is located in the apse of the Cathedral where it is used for Masses and concerts.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From builder's website: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Side view: Photograph by Grant Farragher. Taken on 2021-06-13

Organ case, front view: Photograph by Paul R Marchesano. Taken on 2022-08-04

Builder nameplate: Photograph by Paul R Marchesano. Taken on 2022-08-04

Drawknobs: Photograph by Paul R Marchesano. Taken on 2022-08-04

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