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Wakeley Pipe Organs (2015)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1225, 1927)

Location:

St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral
39 Wakefield St.
Adelaide, 11 SA 5000 AU
Organ ID: 59857

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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 Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 49 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on February 20, 2017:

This entry describes a new home for an organ that was relocated without either tonal or mechanical changes.
Identified by James R. Stettner, listing this web site as a source of information: http://pipeorgans.com.au/canada-adelaide-1927-cassavant-freres-organ-adelaide-cathedral/.
Reportedly originally built for St Jean de la Croix Church in Montreal, Canada. The organ was shipped from Canada in 2005. The first refurbishing work was completed in 2007. The project was completed in 2015. According to the Wakeley website, "The layout of the organ is the same as it was installed in Montreal. A new 16- façade and casework will be installed, designed to match the interior of the church."

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Instrument Images:

Organ in the West Gallery: Photograph by William M. Worden. Taken on 2019-04-28

Organ in the West Gallery (with woodwork towers inspired by the columns of the nave which have detached colonettes): Photograph by William M. Worden. Taken on 2019-04-28

Facade of the South Chamber: Photograph by William M. Worden. Taken on 2019-04-28

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