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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 4295, 1962)

Location:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish
156 Valley Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US
Church
Organ ID: 48034

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ has been rebuilt or substantially revised.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on April 03, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 7 ranks. 653 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on April 03, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • 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.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on April 03, 2019.
Database Manager on April 03, 2019:

The organ is installed entirely in the south organ case that once housed part of the parish's Kimball organ. The organ retained the Contra Bass pedal pipes that were part of the Kimball organ. In addition, a three-rank mixture was added to the organ at some point (possibly by Mutchler Organ Company). The Wicks console was replaced with a Rodgers console in 2001, and digital stops were added to the instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on May 05, 2019.

Database Manager on November 02, 2011:

Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 03, 2019.

Database Manager on May 24, 2011:

Identified through on-line information from William Baron.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 03, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Church Interior and Altar: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Nave, Balcony, and Twin Organ Cases: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Nave, Balcony, and Twin Organ Cases: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Balcony and Twin Organ Cases: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Balcony Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Kimball Facade Pipes: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Kimball Organ Case: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Pipework: (left to right: Harmonic Flute, Erzahler, Geigen, Gedeckt, Trumpet) Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Pipework: (left to right: Geigen, Gedeckt, Trumpet) Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Pipework: (left to right: Gedeckt, Trumpet, Mixture, Diapason Conique) Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Pipework: (Diapson Conique bass pipes) Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Words Stamped on Kimball Contra Bass Pipe: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Church Exterior: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-04-03

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-06-20

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-06-20

Stained Glass Window: Photograph by Chad Boorsma. Taken on 2019-06-20