Bridge Street United Church, Belleville
Bridge Street United Church, Belleville


Bridge Street Church recently celebrated its 200th anniversary. The church was founded by Methodist circuit riders in 1815, who in turn were inspired by work of traveling preacher, John Wesley.

Bridge Street United Church - InteriorBridge Street United Church - Interior

The organ was originally built in 1956 by Casavant Frères of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. Between 1987 and 1993 the console was replaced and the organ was enlarged with the addition of several stops. In 2012 a full restoration was begun in earnest, with the complete re-leathering and re-voicing of the instrument to create a more balanced and unified instrument across all of the divisions. With the help of an enthusiastic congregation and a generous contribution from the Parrott Foundation, this major undertaking was completed in three phases of work between 2012 and 2015. The re-leathering and mechanical modifications were done by Sylvain Brisson, and the tonal revision was completed by Alain Gagnon.

Rachel Mahon will play her Belleville concert on the Bridge Street organ.

Bridge Street Church Organ ConsoleBridge Street Church Organ Console

Bridge Street United Church, Belleville

Casavant Frères (1956, 1987, 1993)
Keates Geissler (new four-manual console, 1991)
Sylvain Brisson, Alain Gagnon (2012-2015)
(with annotations for the 2012 rebuild)

Great (Manual II)

  • 1 Flute Conique 16
  • 2 Open Diapason 8
  • 3 Gordon Principal 8 (presented by the Choir in 1986 to honour the 80th birthday of S. Alec Gordon, Organist from 1937-1980)
  • 4 Stopped Diapason 8
  • 5 Octave 4
  • 6 Principal 4
  • 7 Flauto Traverso 4 (ranks exchanged in 1985)
  • 8 Twelfth 2⅔
  • 9 Fifteenth 2
  • 10 Seventeenth 1⅗(revoiced from old Great Harmonics III in 1989)
  • 11 Mixture IV 1⅓
  • 12 Trompette 8
  • 13 Clarion 4
  • 14 Trompette-en-Chamade 8
  • Sub
  • Super
  • Unison off
  • Swell to Great 16, 8, 4
  • Choir to Great 16, 8, 4
  • Solo to Great 16, 8, 4
  • Processional on Great

Swell (Manual III)

  • 15 Lieblich Bourdon 16
  • 16 Geigen Principal 8
  • 17 Rohrflote 8
  • 18 Viola di gamba 8
  • 19 Voix Celeste 8
  • 20 Octave Geigen 4
  • 21 Waldflote 4 (ranks exchanged in 1985)
  • 22 Flautino 2
  • 23 Mixture IV 2⅔
  • 24 Plein Jeu III 1(completed 1994)
  • 25 Posaune 16 (completed 1989)
  • 26 Cornopean 8
  • 27 Oboe 8
  • 28 Vox Humana 8
  • 29 Clarion 4
  • Sub
  • Super
  • Unison Off
  • Solo to Swell 16, 8, 4
  • Tremulant

Choir (Manual I)

  • 30 Violin Diapason 8
  • 31 Bourdon 8(new)
  • 32 Dulciana 8
  • 33 Unda Maris 8
  • 34 Principal 4(new)
  • 35 Flûte a Fuseau 4
  • 36 Nazard 2⅔
  • 37 Piccolo 2
  • 38 Tierce 1⅗
  • 39 Plein Jeu III 1
  • 40 Clarinet 8(new)
  • 41 Trompette-en-Chamade 8
  • 42 Harp
  • Sub
  • Super
  • Unison Off
  • Great to Choir 16, 8, 4
  • Swell to Choir 16, 8, 4
  • Solo to Choir 16, 8, 4
  • Tremulant

Solo (Manual IV)

  • 43 Gross Gamba 8
  • 44 Doppelflote 8
  • 45 Fugara 8
  • 46 Orchestral Oboe
  • 47 English Horn 8
  • 48 Tuba Mirabilis 8
  • 49 Trompette-en-Chamade 8
  • 50 Harp
  • Sub
  • Super
  • Unison Off
  • Tremulant

Processional (Floating division playable on Great and Choir)

  • 43 Bourdon 8
  • 44 Flûte Harmonique 4

Pedal

  • 51 Resultant 32 (Open Diapason + Quint)
  • 52 Subbass 32 (Lieblich Bourdon + own Quint)
  • 53 Open Diapason 16
  • 54 Principal 16 (completed 1994)
  • 55 Violone 16
  • 56 Flute Conique 16 (Great)
  • 57 Bourdon 16
  • 58 Lieblich Bourdon 16 (Swell)
  • 59 Quint 10⅔ (extension of Bourdon)
  • 60 Principal 8 (extension of Principal, completed 1994)
  • 61 Cello 8 (extension of Violone)
  • 62 Stopped Flute 8 (extension of Bourdon)
  • 63 Still Gedeckt 8 (extension of Lieblich Bourdon)
  • 64 Choral Bass (extension of Violone)
  • 65 Mixture VI 2⅔(preparation at the console)
  • 66 Posaune 32 (1-12 digital + extension of Trombone)
  • 67 Trombone 16
  • 68 Posaune 16 (Swell)
  • 69 Tromba 8 (extension of Trombone)
  • 70 Trompette 8 (Great)
  • 71 Clarion 4 (Great)
  • 72 Trompette-en-Chamade 8
  • Great to Pedal 8, 4
  • Swell to Pedal 8, 4
  • Choir to Pedal 8, 4
  • Solo to Pedal 8, 4

Other

  • Zimbelstern(reversible piston)

S5 Box