Unknown Builder (2026)

Originally Barton Organs (Opus 234, 1927)


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623 US
Music Performance Theater
Organ ID: 74506

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Colleges and Universities
  • The organ is currently being renovated or restored.
  • The organ's condition is not playable here.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Ian Scheil on September 13, 2023.

Technical Details:

  • 21 ranks. 4 manuals.
  • Built by Barton Organs
  • Manuals: 4
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
  • Has Crescendo Pedal
  • Has Combination Action Thumb Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Toe Pistons
  • Has Combination Action Foot Trundles
  • Has a Piston Sequencer
We received the most recent update for this console from Ian Scheil on September 13, 2023.
Ian Scheil on September 13, 2023:

The Barton Opus 234 was purchased by Dr. Steven Ball in 2002.   It has been in storage since.   Recently announced, the organ will be fully restored and installed in a new 750 seat theater on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Campus. The theater construction is set to be finished in 2026 with construction already having begun in 2023.   Further details are currently scarce.

Sources: https://www.rit.edu/buildingthefuture/musicperformancetheater


We received the most recent update for this note from Ian Scheil on September 13, 2023.
  • RIT Music Performance Theater - Official project website detailing the construction and plans for the 750 seat Music Performance Theater and Opus 234.

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