C. B. Fisk, Inc. (Opus 147, 2016)

Location:

Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Cathedral
715 Nazareth Street
Raleigh, NC 27606 US
Organ ID: 56000

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic 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 Paul R. Marchesano on June 22, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 73 ranks. 3 manuals. 49 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider 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 May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 49
  • Position: Detached keydesk (mechanical action).
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection with pneumatic assists (i.e., Barker levers, etc.).
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on June 22, 2022:

In early 2014 we received a request for a proposal for a new mechanical action pipe organ in the yet-to-be-built Cathedral of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Cathedral was to be on a vast scale; it would be cruciform in plan, with a barrel vault ceiling nearly 80′ high and a seating capacity of 2,000. The architect was James O’Brien of O’Brien & Keane Architecture of Arlington, Virginia, and the acoustician Dana Kirkegaard of Kirkegaard Acoustic Design LLC, of Downers Grove, Illinois.

By late spring a Letter of Intent was signed, allowing us to exchange ideas with the Cathedral musicians and the Organ Committee to further refine the stop list and to work with Jim O’Brien and Dana Kirkegaard to influence the building design related to the organ, the choir, and to all music-making in the new space. By March 2015, a full contract for a three-manual 62-stop instrument was signed.

The organ and choir are in a large multi-level West End gallery, where they speak without obstruction down the main axis of the lengthy nave. The organ’s tonal design, developed with the requirements of the Roman Catholic liturgies in mind, is largely eclectic, with an abundance of stops at 8′ pitch and below. Both the Choir and Swell divisions are under expression. The console is detached.

The 58 foot tall, 22 ½ ton organ was delivered to Raleigh in February 2018. Installation and finish voicing crews spent more than ten months ensuring that the organ perfectly complements the visual and aural beauty of the Cathedral. The organ was inaugurated on January 3, 2019 with a Solemn Vespers service and recital by Nathan Laube. -- information from CB Fisk Inc website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on June 22, 2022.
Builders website : Open In New Tab Specification from builder's web site Originally published April 20, 2020
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Roman Lizak on April 20, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Daniel Ponder. Taken on 2018-10-13

Organ Case and Facade: Photograph by Daniel Ponder. Taken on 2018-10-13

Organ in room: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Organ in room: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Console: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Console and facade: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

Corneta Magna: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2018

Console detail: Photograph by Fisk, submitted by John Roper. Taken approx. 2019

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