Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 2274, 2007)

Originally Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 634, 1927)
Exhibited in the 2012 OHS convention

Location:

University of Chicago
5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637 US
Rockefeller Chapel
Organ ID: 34877

Update This Entry

Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 131 ranks. 8,560 pipes. 8 divisions. 4 manuals. 97 stops. 143 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In side 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: 4
  • Divisions: 8
  • Stops: 97
  • Registers: 143
  • 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 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 June 14, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on May 24, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

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

Database Manager on April 18, 2010:

Updated through online information from Chad Boorsma. -- The Chancel Organ was restored to its original specification with some judicious additions that were informed by other of Skinner's academic installations. Existing windchests, mechanism, and expression shutters were all refurbished, and pipes that had been discarded over the years were in some cases relocated. Where pipes were missing, replicas were carefully built with sensitivity to historic style. The Gallery Organ's windchests, mechanism, and expression are all new. In both organs, existing pipework was cleaned and restored to like-new condition. The organ chambers were completely updated and a new nave tone opening was constructed for the Chancel Organ (from Schantz website).

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

Database Manager on June 12, 2008:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Rededicated June 7, 2008 by university organist Thomas Weisflog. (article in the "Chicago Tribune" dated June 9, 2008). Main organ is in side chamber near the chancel. There is a second two-manual console to control the rear gallery divisions.

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

Database Manager on May 28, 2008:

Listed in "Recent Installations," The American Organist Vol. 42, No. 3 [March, 2008] Additions to existing organ

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 Schantz factory specifications
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Pipe Facade, Chancel, and Nave: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Organ Case, Chancel, and Nave: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Nave and Gallery Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Organ Facade: Photograph by John Seboldt. Taken on 2008-10-19

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Chapel Exterior: Photograph by John Seboldt. Taken on 2008-10-19

Console and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Gallery Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Gallery Organ Case and Trompette en Chamade: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Pipework: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Console: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Manuals: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Builder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Rebuilder's Nameplate: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Organ Case Details: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Organ Case Details: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2011-05-09

Console: Photograph by Ryan Mueller. Taken on 2014-01-09

Left Stop Jamb: Photograph by Ryan Mueller. Taken on 2014-01-09

Right Stop Jamb: Photograph by Ryan Mueller. Taken on 2014-01-09

This instrument has been viewed 339 times.