TJN2011

Census IDTJN2011
LocationTianjin, Church of St. Vincent (Laoxikai Church)
BuilderRieger-Kloss
SpecsIII/83(?)+Ped
ActionElectric
Costca. 8 million RMB (reported)

TJN2011 is a large three-manual and pedal organ built by Rieger-Kloss for the Church of St. Vincent (now known as the Xikai, or Laoxikai Church) in Tianjin. It was opened and dedicated at Christmas 2011.

The builder’s website does not have a stop list available for Op. 3732. The organ was surveyed for the Project in December 2014 and worked out at 78 speaking stops. The massive (apparently) instrument was described by the builder as an 83-stop organ. The organ has 98 numbered stop knobs (see pics), but these include non-organ stops and effects. Other reports have suggested that there are only 22 ranks, and massive unitizing in the instrument. The gallery is so narrow, that the pedal board has been designed to fold up when not in use (see pic).

Left side of console, TJN2011.

Folding pedal clavier, TJN2011.

TJN2011 as seen from the central aisle.

An article on the dedication of the organ appeared in the government English-language newspaper, China Daily, and can be accessed at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sunday/2011-12/25/content_14322800.htm