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New Quimby organ, Immaculata Church, Saint Marys, Kansas

August 15, 2023
Immaculata Church, Saint Marys, Kansas
Immaculata Church, Saint Marys, Kansas

Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., has completed a new organ for Immaculata Church, Saint Marys, Kansas: three manuals and pedal, 20 ranks, 35 stops, 1,251 pipes.

The newly constructed church features marble flooring and altar, surrounded by murals inserted into the ceiling; crosses dedicated to the apostles surround the nave. The tall ceilings and ornate artwork provide a worship space unparalleled by modern-day architecture.

This instrument was built and installed in the first half of 2023. The church, in its construction, creates five seconds of reverberation.

The instrument installed in the north transept of Immaculata was built in 1966 by Aeolian-Skinner as their Opus 1483. The organ was secured from the University of Colorado, Boulder, by Quimby Pipe Organs in 2021. A complete rebuild and revoicing, retaining all ranks, was accomplished, incorporating the console from Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1523 from Seventy-Sixth Street Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama.

The new organ is featured on the cover of the August 2023 issue of The Diapason.

For information: quimbypipeorgans.com/ 


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