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Reuter Organ Co. (Opus 2227, 2006)

Location:

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643 US
Michael P. Dendrinos Chapel/Recital Hall
Organ ID: 30902

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Status and Condition:

  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 50 ranks. 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
All:
  • 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: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • 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 with roll top.
  • 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 Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Pistons
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 25, 2008:

Updated through on-line information from Deniz Uz. -- The instrument is used very regularly for performance and on a daily basis for student practice and private instruction. The Reuter installation included a new console, with some sort of natural key material (ivory/bone naturals, wood sharps), E.M. Skinner style keycheeks, and a shell built in the Reuter house style, similar to other Reuter instruments of the same vintage. The organ console sits on a blonde wood platform with 6 casters. The chambers are approximately 8-10 feet above the stage. The organ is recessed behind the facade, the facade flush with the front wall of the chapel. The facade is entirely new, consisting of the lower octaves of different diapason ranks from the great and pedal. Underneath the chamber is an open area used for storage, which can be covered by wooden acoustical panels or a black curtain. The entire organ is located in this space, with the exception of the 32' Subbass, the lowest pipes of which are located underneath the stage floor. The 32' Subbass lacks a low C, the C and C-sharp playing the same pipe. Dendrinos Chapel is extremely dry acoustically speaking, a 300 seat chapel with padded pews and a sloping roof. The organ chamber ceiling is angled downwards, the opening being the shortest part of the chamber. The instrument is adversely affected by these conditions, as it does not speak well in the room and the chambers trap a significant amount of sound, especially in the swell division. Changes are planned for the organ, including the addition of an en-chamade trumpet suspended above the great division, replacement of the Skinner swell trumpet with a Reuter one, a great to great 4' stop, some changes in wind pressures, and scaling revisions in some of the upperwork.

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

Database Manager on November 15, 2007:

Identified through on-line information from Stephen Hall. -- The Interlochen Center for Arts runs a boarding academy during the school year, and hosts multiple summer programs with concerts open to the public. The center purchased Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1067 from Hanover College in 1981; it was installed in the chapel at that time. Reuter built the present instrument, but incorporated much of the pipe work from the old instrument, although rescaled. The organ is in regular use for recitals and concerts, and teaching (2007).

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

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade: Photograph by Jack Wood. Taken on 2016-07-22

Console: Photograph by Jack Wood. Taken on 2016-07-22

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