The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Good Shepherd Lutheran
910 12th Avenue S.W.
High River, Alberta T1V1A9 Canada

OHS Database ID 9036.

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Awards

This organ received OHS Citation number 206.


Status and Condition

The organ has been renovated and is no longer in its original state.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 7, 2014.


Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 3 divisions. 13 stops. 7 registers. 7 ranks. 357 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a floor-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1990 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from James R. Stettner. -- The 5-sectional facade contains 25 pipes arranged: 3-7-5-7-3. The pipes were originally stencilled but have since been painted gold. The organ was originally built for St. Anne's RC in Seattle, Washington. In 1963, after St. Anne's built a new church, the organ was moved to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by D. Stuart Kennedy. Similarly, Redeemer Lutheran later built a new church, and the Hinners was again relocated. It was donated by Redeemer to Good Shepherd Lutheran in High River, Alberta, Canada. And again, it was moved by D. Stuart Kennedy. At the time of its move, it was the only pipe organ in High River. It was dedicated in worship and music on May 25, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. On June 7, 1998, the organ was given Historic Designation by the Organ Historical Society and cited as being worthy of preservation. (Database Manager. October 25, 2006)
  • Updated through online information from Pete van Waardhuizen. -- In June of 2013 the town of High River was flooded and also the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church had a foot and a half of water in the sanctuary. Pearce Piano Service removed the organ to their shop and commenced to rebuild. The bellows and pedal chest were rebuilt as these were completely underwater. The case and the front pipes were refinished and a new motor installed. The placement of the organ was changed with the pipes facing the front of the church instead of toward the side. The organ was tuned and voiced on 3" of wind. (Database Manager. March 3, 2014)
  • Updated through online information from Pete van Waardhuizen. (Database Manager. March 7, 2014)

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Stoplist

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  • Stoplist taken from console February 21, 2014

  • High River, Alberta, Canada
    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    
    Hinners Organ Co.  Nov.3,1908 
    
    PEDAL                       MANUAL in Swell box                MANUAL out of Swell box
    
    16' Bourdon  15 pipes      Bourdon 16'           49 pipes      Open Diapason 8'     61 pipes
                               Liebliech Gedackt 8'  61 pipes      Principal 4'         61 pipes
                               Viola de Gamba 8'     49 pipes
                               Flute 4'              61 pipes
    
    Pedal Coupler
    Octave Coupler
    Tremulant
    Bellows Signal
    
     [Received from Pete van Waardhuizen 2014-03-02.]
  • Stoplist taken from console February 21, 2014 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.