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Ronald C. Bishop Co. (1978)

Originally Schantz Organ Co. (Opus 506, 1961)

Location:

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10021 US
Dana Chapel
Organ ID: 48049

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • 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: EP unit
  • 4 ranks. 340 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 4 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP unit chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 4
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Console in fixed position, left.
  • 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: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 27, 2019:

The Schantz organ in Dana Chapel was originally built in 1961 for the Lower Church of the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Newark, N.J. In 1978, the organ was purchased by Madison Avenue Presbyterian, and was installed in September 1978 by Ronald C. Bishop, the area Schantz representative. This instrument replaced an Allen electronic organ from the 1960s, which replaced a Hammond electronic dating from the renovation of the chapel in 1949.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 28, 2019.

Database Manager on August 04, 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 26, 2011:

Identified through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Originally installed in 1961 as Schantz Op. 506 in the Lower Church of the R C. Church of the Good Counsel, Newark, New Jersey.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Stoplist from the NYC AGO New York City Organ Project: Open In New Tab
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on December 28, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Steven E. Lawson. Taken on 2000-09-09

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