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Wicks Organ Co. (Opus 5751, 1980)

Location:

Immaculate Heart of Mary Novitiate
4300 Levis Ln.
Godfrey, IL 62035 US
Chapel
Organ ID: 64197

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Convents, Monasteries, and the like
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Jim Stettner on March 23, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wicks Direct Electric
  • 6 ranks. 1 divisions. 2 manuals. 6 stops. 16 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wicks Direct Electric chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) at the front of the room.
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on March 23, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Wicks Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Registers: 16
  • 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: Non-traditional style, as consoles by Holtkamp, Schlicker, et al.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
We received the most recent update for this console from Jim Stettner on March 23, 2021.
Jim Stettner on March 22, 2021:

The organ was relocated to St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, Illinois in late Summer, 2020. According to a March 23, 2021 email from Rev. James P. Brobst, *"It was moved because the original chapel had been used for a missionary seminary community of up to 23 residents plus a larger crowd on feast days. The instrument was installed when there were more seminarians and also the chapel was used for larger crowds on a more regular basis. In more recent years, the class size is down greatly and also no longer used for any public services. 6 widely scaled ranks (thankfully unusual for the time!) were always a bit much for such a small group, even with the original usage. With a recent renovation and downsizing of the entire building, the organ would have had to be removed, stored and then reinstalled. The costs were very high for something so outsized to current local needs. The instrument was donated to a larger congregation where it now receives regular professional use and enhances the worship of a much larger congregation than would be possible from a community of 8-12 missionaries from all over the world." *

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on March 23, 2021.
Stoplist courtesy of Rev. James P. Brobst, OMI via email: Open In New Tab Originally published March 23, 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Jim Stettner on March 23, 2021.

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