St. John's

The Basilica -- Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Builder: Casavant Frères Limitée
Ste Hyacingthe, Québec
Op. 2270
(The Gallery Organ) 

The Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador is the metropolitan cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's, Newfoundland and the mother church ... Wikipedia

Opened: 1855

Address: 200 Military Road, St. John's, NL A1C 2E8


Great Organ

Flute Conique (16)

Open Diapason (8)

Hohflute (8)

Gemshorn (8)

Octave (4)

Flute d’Amour (4)

Twelfth (2⅔)

Super Octave (2)

Mixture (19,22,26,29) IV

Great Super


Open Diapason (wood) (16)

Flute Conique (16 Gt)

Bourdon (16)

Gedact (16 Sw)

Quint (10⅔)

Principal (8)

Stopped Flute (8)

Octave Quint (5⅓ Ext)

Super Octave (4 Ext)

Mixture III

Trombone (16)

Fagotto fr.#19 (16 Sw)

Tromba 20 fr. #48 (8 Ext)

Clarion 20 fr. #50 (4 Ext)

Swell Organ (enclosed)

Bourdon (16)

Principal (8)

Stopped Diapason (8)

Viola da Gamba (8)

Voix Celeste (GG) (8)

Octave Geigen (4)

Triangular Flute (4)

Flautino (2)

Cornet (12,15,17) 111

Fagotto (16)

Trumpet (8)

Oboe (capped) (8)

Clarion (4)


Swell Sub

Swell Super

Choir (enclosed)

Viola (8)

Melodia (8)

Dulciana (8)

Unda Maris (GG) (8)

Violina (4)

Lieblich Flute (4)

Nazard (2⅔)

Piccolo (2)

Tierce (1⅗)

Clarinet (8)


Choir Sub

Choir Super  


Gross Flute (8)

Gamba (8)

Gamba Celeste (8)

Fugara (4)


Tuba Mirabilis (H.P.) (8)

Solo Sub

Solo Super

There are 30 couplers between manuals and pedals and between the Gallery Organ and the Sanctuary Organ. There are five combination pistons for each manual and six general toe pistons, and the usual sweet and crescendo pedals.


1. The Cathedral was consecrated in September, 1855. At the time it was one of the largest churches in North America, seating 2,000 people.

2. The consecration ceremonies, attended by Archbishop John Hughes of New York City, inspired him to build St. Patrick’s Cathedral for his diocese.

3. The religious art – statues, sculptures and stained glass in the sanctuary – are unparalleled.

4. The size of the auditorium predicates its use for the largest cultural, state and ceremonial gatherings.

5. The organ has 4 manusl, 51 stops and 3350 pipes and controls as well the two manual fifteen stop organ with 750 pipes in the Sanctuary.