Historic pic of Emmanuel Lutheran
Emanuel Lutheran Church

Evansville, Indiana

Corner of First Avenue and Franklin Street

Emmanuel Lutheran
        Church in Evansville, view of sanctuary

Reuter Organ Company
Opus 770, 1948, 2 Manuals, 12 Ranks,
all ranks under expression in two swell boxes.*

Emanuel Lutheran console

From the Organ Historical Society Database**
  • The organ is in chambers to the sides at the front of the room. There are no visible pipes. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, left.
  • Two manuals. 3 divisions. 23 stops. 11 registers. 12 ranks. 802 pipes. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.
  • Electro-pneumatic (EP) chests.
  • Stop keys above top manual. 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. Coupler reversible toe studs.

There are also Swell to Great 16', 8' and 4' couplers, Swell and Great 8' & 4' to Pedal couplers, a zimbelstern, and 10 adjustable general combination settings (duplicate general pistons under the Swell and Great keyboards, and 1-4 duplicates on toe studs).  Before the console was placed in its current location in the back left side of the chancel, it was located in front of the chancel on the main floor. ***

Historic Photos:

Old gallery in back of church  Old chancel with organ to the right of chancel
An organ was installed in the rear gallery around 1879 at a cost of $1000. Later an organ was built into the wall to the right of the altar.****

AGO installation service May 4,
Above: A.G.O. Installation service on May 4, 2015.


*The information under the photo is from John Cave of Cave Organ Co. of Evansville.

**The stop-list and description below it is from the Organ Historical Society website: http://www.organsociety.org/database/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=20572 (accessed 2015-04-27).  Identified from the Reuter Opus List, provided by Chris Leaver, Reuter Organ Co., November, 2005  (OHS Database Manager. 2005-11-24).  Updated through online information from Jeff Scofield (OHS Database Manager. 2012-09-28)

***Aditional information by Neal Biggers. Information about console location from current organist Marilyn Swonder (May 2015).

****From a church anniversary booklet.

The historic photo of the exterior of the church is from historicevansville.com

The interior photo was taken by Neal Biggers in 2008

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