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St. Peter Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL

New Console, Cleaning, and Revoicing of a 1964 Schlicker organ

The comprehensive renovation of the Schlicker organ at St. Peter's was completed in the Fall of 2022. Berghaus built a new console and rewired the entire instrument with a Peterson ICS-4000 combination action and relay. Additionally, we cleaned the entire organ, replaced the Great 8 Principal and 4 Octave, and performed some corrective voicing. This work was done in conjunction with some balcony renovations while the organ was removed. Matthew Doran is the Director of Music. 

Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford, IL

Cleaning, Solid-state renovation, and Revoicing of a 1978 Wicks organ

Beginning at the end of June, 2022, Berghaus embarked on a renovation of the large Wicks organ at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford. We retrofitted the existing console shell with all new solid-state components and a Peterson ICS-4000 combination action, cleaned the organ, replaced the swell shade mechanism, replaced the 8 Trompette en chamade windchest, and performed extensive revoicing in addition to some other minor tasks.  The project was completed in March 2023, just in time for John Dixon to give a program and workshop on the instrument. Adam Singleton is the Cathedral's Organist and Director of Music. 


First Congregational UCC, Dubuque, IA

Removal, Protection, and Cleaning of an 1869 Johnson organ


This large 1869 Johnson organ was electrified by Reuter in 1952 and further was renovated with a new console by Berghaus in 2011. Due to structural damage to the buildings walls surrounding the organ chamber, the entire historic casework and organ had to be removed in order for the building repairs to take place. Reinstallation was expected to take place in early 2023 but is on hold as the building repairs are completed.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, West Allis, WI

Restorative Repairs to a ca. 1904 Hinners organ

This ca. 1904 Hinners organ was originally relocated by a dedicated volunteer of the parish from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Milwaukee. While most of the original mechanism remains unaltered, such as the key and stop action, much of the pipework was modified or replaced. Having fallen silent for some time, we were tasked with making repairs necessary to make it function, providing a new blower box, and performing some minor corrective voicing. 


Berghaus Opus 16 Removal

Removing and Restoration of a 1976 Berghaus Organ


When Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL moved to a new building, unfortunately, there was no space designed for their organ. This instrument sat unused for several years until recently the new owners of the original church building were contemplating disposing of it to make way for their renovations. With the assistance of Mr. Wayne Kolzow and Good Shepherd parishioners, we removed the organ and relocated it to our shop where it awaits restoration and reinstallation in a church in Montana. 

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