Pipe Organ Database

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Owner (1995)

Originally Robert Morton Organ Co. (1927)

Location:

Municipal Auditorium / Kansas City Convention Center
301 W. 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 US
Music Hall
Organ ID: 4588

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ is extant in this location, possibly in original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP unit
  • 28 ranks. 4 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 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: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
  • Has Combination Action Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on July 04, 2018.
Database Manager on July 05, 2018:

There were actually two dedications: After the instrument was enlarged to its present 28 ranks it was rededicated on September 15, 1995, in a program featured by the William Jewell Fine Arts Program for a showing of the classic 1926 silent film "La Boheme" starring Lillian Gish, with Dennis James at the console. Lyn Larsen presided over the Robert Morton organ on December 2, 1995, at the Music Hall for its second public outing.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1995.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Built for Loew's Midland Theatre, Kansas City. Sold to Robert Fray as residence organ late 1960s. Sold to Organ Power Pizza Parlor in Solana Beach, California. Then donated to Columbus, Ohio, civic center, but never installed. Sold to Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ Club in 1986. Installed here by volunteers. Tonal finishing by Century Organ Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Lyn Larsen. Some pipes replaced (orchestral oboe, kinura, trumpet installed).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
from Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ, Inc. website: Open In New Tab Typed Specification
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 18, 2018.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Shannon Fore. Taken on 2018-07-04

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