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Louis Mitchell (1874)

Location:

Église Saint-André
128, rue Principale
Saint-André-de-Kamouraska, QC G0L 2H0 CA
Parish Church
Organ ID: 65787

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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, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Stephen St. Denis on June 12, 2020.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 8 ranks.
Clavier:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Louis Mitchell
We received the most recent update for this division from Stephen St. Denis on June 12, 2020.

Pédale:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
  • Built by Louis Mitchell
We received the most recent update for this division from Stephen St. Denis on June 12, 2020.
Stephen St. Denis on June 13, 2020:

This one manual and pedal mechanical action organ was installed in the rear gallery of the church. The inauguration took place on July 15th, 1874, the same day the church bells were inaugurated. The organ worked fine for over one hundred years needing only sporadic maintenance. In 1990, Marcel Bertrand meticulously restored this historic organ to its original condition. This is one of six extant unaltered instruments in Quebec built by Louis Mitchell : St. François-Xavier-de-Brompton,Que. (1863), St. Michel-de-Vaudreuil, Que. (1871), St. Roch-sur-Richelieu, Que. (1872), St. Fabien-de-Panet, Que. (1872), St. André-de-Kamouraska, Que. (1874), and St. Norbert-de-Berthier, Que (1880). Elsewhere, in Canada, there is the one installed in St. Simon and St. Jude Church (1882) in Tignish, PEI.

We received the most recent update for this note from Stephen St. Denis on June 13, 2020.
Taken fron the web site: http://www.musiqueorguequebec.ca/orgues/quebec/sandrek.html: Open In New Tab Originally published September 2005
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Stephen St. Denis on June 13, 2020.

musiqueorguequebec.ca: Open In New Tab Originally published 2005
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Stephen St. Denis on June 14, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Church exterior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2016-07-20

Organ in the rear gallery: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2016-07-16

Organ case : Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2011-07-10

Keyboard, stops, and pedals: Photograph by Les Amis de l'Orgue de Drummond inc., submitted by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2011-11-10

Church interior: Photograph by Stephen St. Denis. Taken on 2011-07-20

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