CAN1995b

Census IDCAN1995b
LocationGuangzhou, Xinghai Concert Hall
BuilderRieger-Kloss
SpecsIV/84(?)+Ped
ActionElectric
Costca. 8,000,000 RMB

CAN1995b is a massive concert hall organ installed in early 1998 in the Xinghai Concert Hall on Ershatou Island in Guangzhou (Canton). At the time of its erection, it was the largest pipe organ ever installed in China, and was responsible for setting off China’s ‘organ race’.

The specs may be found at: http://www.rieger-kloss.com/our_organs/3680.php

The stop list exists in various forms. Literature from the 1990s from the builder calls it an 85-stop organ. The builder’s American agent currently lists 84 stops. Prof. Urrows played the organ several times in 1999 and 2000, and found at least 4 stops were transmitted. The condition of the instrument deteriorated rapidly after installation, and it was finally overhauled in 2015 by The Guild of Krnov Organ Builders (Euphonia).

Console of CAN1995b.

Project founder, Prof. David Francis Urrows, at the console of CAN1995b in 2000.