Pipe Organ Database

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W. W. Kimball Co. (1925)

Location:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Parish
156 Valley Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US
Church
Organ ID: 63926

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Roman Catholic Churches
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on April 04, 2019.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Information unknown or not applicable
  • 914 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops.
All:
  • 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 04, 2019.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Tubular-pneumatic connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on April 04, 2019.
Database Manager on April 03, 2019:

The organ cost $6,850 and was installed by Henry Reinisch, a builder from Grand Rapids. The pipe organ was blessed and dedicated in a special ceremony on Sunday, August 16, 1925, with a recital that included: Eugene J. Phillips, organist and choir director from the Cathedral of St. Andrew; Katherine Jansheska Phillips, soloist; and a sixteen-voice choir from Sacred Heart, under the direction of Max Wojtalewicz.
[Information from "The Sacred Heart Story" by Eduard Adam Skendel].

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 04, 2019.

Database Manager on April 03, 2019:

Great stops: two Open Diapasons, Violin, Flute, Gamba, Octet, Trumpet, Trombone, and Chimes of twenty tubes.
Swell stops: Horn Diapason, Violin, Cello, Concert Flute, Flute Harmonica, Oboe, and Vox Humana.
[Source: Catholic Vigil, August 12, 1925, 8:2]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 04, 2019.

Database Manager on April 03, 2019:

The organ was replaced in 1962 by a Wicks pipe organ, but the organ cases remain, as does the Contra Bass pipework.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 04, 2019.
<i>The Sacred Heart Story</i>: Open In New Tab Description of Organ Installation and Program, Partial Stoplist
We received the most recent update for this document from Database Manager on April 04, 2019.

Instrument Images:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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