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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 1503, 1936)

Location:

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception R.C. Cathedral
607 NE Madison Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603 US
Organ ID: 36697

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous 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: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 63 stops. 64 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 63
  • Registers: 64
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Tutti Reversible Thumb Pistons
  • Has Tutti Reversible Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Thumb 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 October 01, 2011:

Updated through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ in regular use for services (per cathedral website, accessed Sept 2011)

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

Database Manager on September 29, 2008:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ designed by Henry Willis III to the specification of Dom Erwin Vitry, O.S.B. Great and Pedal pipes are exposed in functional display below the rose window in the upper gallery, Swell and choir are in side chambers with traditional case design facades. The cathedral also has a 7-rank Schlicker continuo organ.

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

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