Pipe Organs of Indonesia
REFORMED INJILI (Evangelical)
Reformed Millennium Center Indonesia (RMCI)
Jl. Industri Blok B-14 No.1. Kemayoran Jakarta Pusat
Casavant Frères Ltée. (Opus 2684)
St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada1962
Installed current location 2008 / 09
Aula Simfonia in the Reformed Millennium Center Indonesia
This large organ of 3 manuals, 57 ranks and 3,217 pipes was installed in the church's Aula Simfonia Symphony Hall with tonal alterations by Robert Knight Organ Company in 2008/09. It is said to weigh over 10 tonnes.
The organ was originally installed in the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio, USA. This church is no longer functioning and the property has been sold to commerical interests. These photos show the organ in it's final stages of building on the workshop floor and then newly installed in the church.
Photos and specification of the organ have been kindly provided by Casavant Frères Ltée to show the organ as it was ordered on 2nd March 1961.
Compass of the manuals CC to C 61 notes.Compas of the pedal CCC to G 32 notes.
Electro-pneumatic action throughout.
Capture type combination system.
Reversible thumb and toe pistons
Expression pedals for Swell, Choir, Echo and Crescendo.
Robert Knight (Robert Knight Organ Company) advises on 26 April 2010 that the Casavant organ was installed tonally pretty much "as is". Nothing has been added at this point. The console has been prepared for a few additions, a Tuba, Vox Humana, and 32' Principal pedal unit, 32' Bombarde extension, and a few more pedal borrows were added. We refurbished the console and installed a modern relay, combination action, and coupler system.
The main changes to the organ were in the layout, which formally was in a tall, narrow chamber, and now is in a wide, low chamber. This necessitated considerable structural and mechanical changes to the organ on-site. We also raised the wind pressure slightly to compensate somewhat for the much larger concert hall space - the original wind pressure was quite low.
The Casavant is currently playable and in use, however it is
still awaiting a thorough final tonal finishing, as well as a
number of final mechanical adjustments and refinements, to be
Refer to the church web site: http://www.grii.org
Also to the Symphony Hall web site: http://site.aulasimfoniajakarta.com/
With thanks to Robert Knight, Martin Stephen and Martino Hidajat for information on this page.
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