The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Nichols Concert Hall

OHS Database ID 14487.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 312, 2004-06-13.

OHS Convention Organ, 2012.


Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition November 15, 2013.


Technical Details

Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 32 stops. 32 registers. 22 ranks. 1342 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

The organ is in chambers at the center front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is movable.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield. -- Building formerly the First Church of Christ, Scientist; sold to the Music Institute of Chicago in 2001. (Database Manager. February 15, 2012)
  • Updated through online information from Jeff Weiler. -- The organ was restored by JL Weiler, Inc. of Chicago. The console is original and has not been restored. (Database Manager. November 15, 2013)

Online Documents

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Photographs

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Building Exterior. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Auditorium Interior and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Auditorium Interior and Chamber Grillework. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Console. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Left Stop Jamb. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15
Right Stop Jamb. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2011-05-15

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives website

  •     Evanston, Illinois
        Music Institute of Chicago
    
        Skinner   Op. 208  1914   3/22
        _____________________________________________
    
               GREAT                     SWELL
    16'        Bourdon       17 PD   16' Bourdon          73
     8'        Diapason      61       8' Diapason         73
     8'        Philomela     PD       8' Gedackt          73
     8'        Erzähler      61       8' Salicional       73
     8'        Dulciana      61       8' Voix Celestes    73
     8'        Gedackt       SW       8' Aeoline          73
     4'        Octave        61       8' Unda Maris       61
     4'        Flute         SW       8' Unda Maris       61
     2 2/3'    Twelfth                4' Octave           73
     2'        Fifteenth              4' Flute            73
     8' Cornopean     SW              2' Flautino         61
                                     16' Posaune          73
               PEDAL                  8' Cornopean        73
    16'        Diapason      32       8' Flugel Horn      73       
    16'        1st Bourdon   32       8' Vox Humana       73
    16'        2nd Bourdon   SW       
     8'        Octave        12          CHOIR
     8'        Still Gedeckt SW       8' Geigen Principal 73
    16'        Posaune       SW       8' Concert Flute    73          
                                      4' Flute            73
                                      8' Clarinet         73
                               
    Three stops on the Great (4' octave, 2 2/3' Twelfth, 2' Fifteenth) were added after the
    organ was completed, possible by La Marche of Chicago. They were originally operated by
    tilting tablets above the Swell manual, but are now on stop knobs on the right jamb as
    part of the console re-working by Jeff Weiler and Associates.
    
    [Received online from Jeff Scofield February 14, 2012]
  • Stoplist from The Aeolian-Skinner Archives website Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.