Co-Cathedral of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church

11 Fourth Avenue
Rochester, MN 55902


Builder: Rieger-Kloss, 2001
Wicks, 1930's
Manuals: 4
Ranks: 47 + 16
Action: Electric/slider and Wicks Direct Electric

Notes: The new pipe organ was commissioned in 2001 to coincide with the construction of the Worship Center Renovation Project. The 1930s Wicks organ was rebuilt and is playable from the Rieger console.

The tonal design of the organ is somewhat unusual in that it contains a keyboard division called GRAND CHOIR RESONANCE. This division is an extension of the pedal division voices. Most organs have a pedal key compass of 32 notes and manuals of 61 notes. At Saint John, the pipe ranks of the Pedal division were extended upward by 29 notes making hefty large-scaled voices found in the organ's bass division. The result of taking advantage of this historic 18th Century French practice--is being able to have what can truly be termed a monumental "cap" over the instrument's already grand ensemble!

A separate portativ organ was also built by Rieger-Kloss. It is a four-rank mechanical action organ.

--Information and photo from Sebastian Modarelli, Liturgical Musician. 2014

Wicks chambers are shown in the bottom picture.

GREAT (expressive)
16' Violonbass (Pd)
8' Principal
8' Holzgedackt
8' Flute Harmonique
4' Octave
4' Rohrflöte
2.2/3' Quinte
2' Blockflöte
2' Plein Jeu V
8' Trompette Harmonique
8' Corno di Bassetto
8' Cornet des f IV-V
    Tremulant
    MIDI A
    MIDI B

SWELL (expressive)
8' English Diapason
8' Bourdon harmonique
8' Voix Célestes III
4' Flute octaviante
2.2/3' Sesquialtera III
2' Prinipal
1.3/5' Tierce
1.1/3' Larigot
2' Petite Fourniture IV
16' Basson
8' Hautbois
8' Vox Humaine (digital)
    Harp (digital)
    Tremulant
8' Trompette-en-chamade (Solo)
    MIDI A
    MIDI B

GRAND CHOIR RESONANCE
16' Grand Montre
8' Montre
8' Flute Majeur
8' Violoncelle
4' Choral
2.2/3' Grand Fourniture IV
4' Grand Descant Fourniture IV-VIII
8' Trompette
    MIDI A
    MIDI B

SOLO CLAVIER DES BOMBARDES
8' Cornet des f V
16' Trombe Majeur (Pd)
8' Trompette-en-chamade
4' Clairon-en-chamade
2' Clairon Doublette-Bas
32' Grand-Clairon-Desus
    Cymbelstern
    Manual I/IV transfer
    MIDI A
    MIDI B

PEDAL
32' Contreviolon (digital)
32' Untersatz (digital)
16' Flute Ouverte (digital)
16' Violonprestant (facade)
16' Subbass
16' Erzähler
10.2/3' Grand Nasard (Subbass)
8' Montre (facade)
8' Hohlflöte
8' Violoncelle
8' Flute  Conique
4' Basse de choral
4' Cantus Flute
2' Descant Flute
2.2/3' Fourniture IV
64' Fagotto Profunda (AAA) (digital)
32' Contrebombarde (digital)
16' Bombarde
8' Trompette
4' Clairon
4' Chalumeau
    Tremulant
8' Trompette-en-chamade (Solo)
4' Clairon-en-chamade (Solo)
2' Clarino-en-chamade (Solo)
    MIDI A
    MIDI B


















RIEGER-KLOSS
MOVABLE CHAPEL POSITIV
(mechanical action)
8' Gedackt
4' Rohrflöte
2' Principal
1.1/3' Quinte




ANTIPHONAL WICKS GREAT
(expressive with Wicks Choir and Rieger Great)
8' Open Diapason
8' Concert Flute (Ch)
8' Gemshorn (Ch)
4' Octave
4' Flute (Ch)
2.2/3' Twelfth
2' Fifteenth

ANTIPHONAL WICKS SWELL
(expressive with Rieger Swell)
16' Lieblichgedeckt
8' Diapason
8' Stopped Flute
8' Salicional
8' Celeste
4' Octave Diapason
4' Flute Traverso
4' Violins II
2.2/3' Flute Twelfth
16' Contre Oboe
8' Trumpet
8' Oboe
4' Clarion
    Tremolo

ANTIPHONAL WICKS CHOIR
(expressive with Rieger Great)
8' Concert Flute
8' Gemshorn
8' Dulciana
8' Unda Maris
4' Flute
4' Dulcets II
2.2/3' Dulcet Twelfth
2' Dulcet Fifteenth
    Tremolo

ANTIPHONAL WICKS PEDAL
(expressive with Choir and Swell)
16' Open Diapason
16' Bourdon
16' Lieblichgedeckt (Sw)
8' Octave
8' Bass Flute (Ch)
8' Stopped Flute (Sw)
5.1/3' Quintflute (Sw)
4' Superoctave
8' Trumpet (Sw)
4' Clarion (Sw)