George Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium Theatre Organ

At The Seminary of University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Il

4M Wurlitzer console at Mundelein


Photo scanned from Post Card and supplied by Jon C. Habermaas

 This 4/19 Howell-WurliTzer Organ is located in the auditorium of the seminary at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. The University web page lists the auditorium as having a fully equipped stage, projection equipment and a theatre pipe organ. The organ was originally a 14 rank Pete Howell organ when installed in the Al Carney radio studio in Chicago. The organ was acquired at the request of Cardinal Mundelein in 1934 for installation in the new seminary auditorium. The Ebony WurliTzer console is from the Chicago Theatre and was the console which rode on the orchestra's lift and was played by Jesse Crawford when performing duets with his wife Helen. The organ is now 19 ranks, 10 ranks of WurliTzer pipework, 7 ranks recently added through the addition of most of the WGN organ, recently donated to the seminary by the Tribune Company. The remaining pipework is from Kimball, Gottfried and Schopps. The organ is maintained for the seminary by CATOE and is used for student programs and is heard publicly several times a year for shows presented by CATOE and JATOE.
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George Cardinal Mundelein Memorial Auditorium

CARDINAL GEORGE MUNDELEIN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

University St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein,  Illinois
MUNDELEIN CHAMBER ANALYSIS
SOLO MAIN
BRASS TRUMPET   * 
ORCHESTRAL OBOE 
TIBIA CLAUSA
SAXAPHONE 
POSTHORN 
DIAPASON
VOX HUMANA*
16' CONCERT FLUTE *
KRUMET
16' VIOLIN  (KIMBALL)
VIOL CELESTE (KIMBALL)
TIBIA CLAUSA*
FOUNDATION     PERCUSSION (UNEXPRESSED)
16' DIAPASON
QUINTADENA
OBOE HORN16'
CLARINET
TUBA HORN *
 VIOLIN* 
VIOLIN  CELESTE
 DEAGAN VIBRA-HARP*
 XYLOPHONE
GLOCKENSPIEL 
CHIMES
TAMBOURINE
CASTANETS
SNARE DRUM I
SNARE DRUM 11
BASS DRUM
WOOD BLOCK
SLEIGH BELLS
TAP CYMBAL
BRUSH CYMBAL
CRASH CYMBAL
BALWIN GRAND PIANO**
 (IN ORCHESTRA PIT) 

  NOTES: (*) denotes the WurliTzer portion which was in the WGN studios and donated
                      by the Tribune Company to the seminary. Originally as  2/7 (OPUS 2025)
                      it was installed in the WGN studio located in the DRAKE HOTEL. When the
                      WGN building was built the organ was enlarged to a 3/10 by the W.W.Kimball
                      with 3 additional Kimball ranks. The Kimball portion  of the organ was not
                      retained for the auditorium installation.
                (**) The Baldwin Grand piano playable from the organ console was donated by
                       WLS-TV to the seminary.

                16' Diaphone, Clarinet & Dog house are electronic pedal extensions with
                speakers located in the Foundation chamber.
 
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