The following is a comparison between Wyvern Pavane 224 organ compared to the Viscount Chorum 40-S organ.
It is understandable that the most popular organ chosen for home practice is often in a small console as space can be tight. Price is also an issue so our instruments at the less expensive end of the price list are the best sellers.
To help you place our Chorum 40-S organ in context of choice available from another well known and respected brand (Wyvern Organ in this case) please find below some of the key features of both instruments for comparison.
The Chorum 40-S has been chosen for the Royal College of Organists ‘schools initiative’ with 6 instruments supplied to schools in October 2022. It was the main home practice instrument chosen during lockdown by many professional organists including such distinguished musicians as Anna Lapwood, who you can watch playing the Viscount Organ on YouTube.
|Chorum 40-S||Pavane 224|
|Keyboards||2 x 61 note tracker touch||2 x 61 note tracker touch|
|Stops||31 ( Pd 8 Gt 11 Sw 12)||24 ( Pd 5 Gt 10 Sw 9)|
|Organ Voice Styles||4 English plus 3 others||4 English plus 3 others|
|Pedal Board||30 note rad con||30 note rad con|
|Pistons||Generals, divisional and Coupler reversers||Generals only|
|Expression pedals||2 - Sw & Gt/Ped||1 - Sw|
|Console||Vinyl simulated wood veneer||Real wood veneer|
|Price||£7500 plus delivery||£6995 plus delivery|
As you see the Chorum 40 is not the cheaper of these two options but perhaps the additional £500 offers value that can be justified by the larger specification and great variety of playing aids. Something to think about?
I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of 12. I own and run Viscount Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.