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Marceau & Associates (2021)

Originally Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 3620, 1986)

Location:

First Christian Reformed Church
1010 Front Street
Lynden, WA 98264 US
Sanctuary; front
Organ ID: 69422

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Dutch Reformed Churches
  • The organ is unaltered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from James R. Stettner on October 19, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman, Direct electric
  • 4 divisions. 3 manuals.
Great:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 20, 2021.

Choir (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Casavant Frères Ltée.
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 20, 2021.

Swell (Expressive):
  • Chest Type(s): Direct electric chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
  • Built by Marceau & Associates
We received the most recent update for this division from Jim Stettner on October 20, 2021.
Main:
  • Built by Schantz Organ Co.
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Position: Movable console.
  • 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: Computerized/Digital system.
  • Combination Action Name: Syndyne 8400
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • 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 Sean Haley on October 20, 2021.
Sean Haley on October 20, 2021:

The project was supported and started by organist of the church and founder of Hollander Hospitality Mike (Mario) G. Hollander. The scope of work consisted of renovating a Schantz console (Op. 1823, 1987) obtained by Mr. Hollander from Bethany Lutheran Church of Englewood, CO., updating the electrical system of the existing instrument, and installing a new Swell division in a new chamber to the left of the existing Casavant. The Casavant chassis in the center chamber was retained as-is with no tonal changes or modifications, save the new electrical system and redefining the very modest Casavant Swell to become the new Choir division. The Schantz in Englewood received a new Rodgers console several years ago.

The majority of the pipework and chest of the new Swell was sourced from the former transept organ built by Don Gorman for Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral in Spokane (1973), the Gorman instrument being removed and dissasembled for restoration of the cathedral and in anticipation of a new instrument there. Additional sources of pipework include a Hautbois from the former Balcom & Vaughan instrument installed at Bethel Lutheran of Shoreline, WA (now a Buddist monastary), and the first octave of a 16' Bourdon from the former Balcom & Vaughan organ installed in St. Mary Magdalene, Everett.

Additional facade pipes on either side of the original Hinners (still speaking) Facade were painted and installed by members of the church and workers of Mr. Hollander from pipes he had in his possession and consist of a Diapason and a String.

We received the most recent update for this note from Sean Haley on October 20, 2021.

Jim Stettner on October 19, 2021:

This was the addition of an expressive Swell division to the existing 2-manual Casavant. It was installed in a chamber in the left, front corner of the santuary with painted facade pipes. A similar facade of painted pipes for symmetry was added in front on the right. The original Casavant was unaltered, and the Casavant Swell was renamed Choir.

We received the most recent update for this note from Jim Stettner on October 21, 2021.
Taken from console: Open In New Tab From the Builder Originally published 2021
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Sean Haley on October 20, 2021.

Instrument Images:

Original Hinners facade housing the Casavant; and added facades. New Swell chamber at left.: Photograph by Jason Noteboom. Taken on 2021-10-18

Swell division pipework: Photograph by Jason Noteboom. Taken on 2021-10-18

Replacement updated and relocated Schantz console: Photograph by Rene Marceau; posted on Facebook, submitted by Jim Stettner. Taken on 2021-08-04

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