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Dubay Organs Co. (1982ca.)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 1948, 1949)

Location:

Knox Presbyterian Church
53 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C3 CA
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 58983

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered 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: Electro-pneumatic (EP)
  • 36 ranks. 2,297 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 40 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 40
  • 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.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs.
  • 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 Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Coupler Reversible 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 August 23, 2016:

Updated through online information from Andrew Henderson.
Originally a conservative renovation of Casavant, Op. 811. Altered over the years as follows: Swell Mixture added 1960 (Casavant) and electronic harp stop (Maas-Rowe -- now disconnected); second set of chimes added on rear wall of sanctuary (1972); Great upperwork and various tonal alterations, c. 1982 (Dubay Organ Co.); 8-level SSL combination action and adjustable crescendo pedal added 1987 (Dodington & Dodington); reeds rebuilt 1988 (Dodington & Dodington); digital stops added 1998 & 2014 (Walker, via Dodington & Dodington). (Database Manager. 2016-07-26)

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

Database Manager on July 19, 2016:

Mechanical and tonal changes by Dubay in the 1980s, with subsequent Walker digital additions.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from the console by Andrew E. Henderson July 12, 2016
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Console: Photograph by Andrew Henderson. Taken on 2016-07-12

Left Drawknobs (Pedal and Swell): Photograph by Andrew Henderson. Taken on 2016-07-12

Right Drawknobs (Great and Choir): Photograph by Andrew Henderson. Taken on 2016-07-12

Chancel and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Andrew Henderson. Taken on 2016-07-12

Sanctuary Interior, Chancel, and Pipe Facade: Photograph by Andrew Henderson. Taken on 2016-07-12

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