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St George's Cathedral Perth WA.

 

New Fanfare Trumpet and 32' Trombone 

Major cleaning and revoicing

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Auckland's new Klais Orgelbau-built Town Hall organ.

We have been working on the organ with Klais Orgelbau from Germany, and are pleased to announce the new town hall organ made a triumphant public debut on Sunday 21 March 2010. The organ was shipped to the Klais Orgelabau workshop in Bonn, Germany in 2007. The South Island Organ Company worked with Johannes Klais Orgenlabu on the redevelopment project and will be responsible for its ongoing maintenance.
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John Hargraves awarded Queen's Honour

John Hargraves has been named as a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to organ restoration.

 "ALL FOGSOs congratulate John on getting the Queen to acknowledge your efforts!!! It's just less than 24 hours since Joseph Nolan's magic concert on our wee Sandford organ in Kaikoura. There were two high profile JS Bach works never before attempted, at least in my time on our organ. His Passacaglia in C minor was (I thought) to much too ask our organ. I have several (recorded) versions of it but still cannot beleive that was the loveliest performance of I ever heard on any organ. Joseph really made the organ sing! He described the way the stops 'blended' and made us very proud of it. He expressed his approval of the way the organ had been restored. We're pretty chuffed. You should be too. I'm still rather stunned......Cheers and blessings Murray and the FOGSO.' Murray Davidson chairman of the Friends of the George Sandford Organ (FOGSO) Kaikoura.

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Maxwell Fernie Scholarship won by Thomas Gaynor

(text from organz.org.nz) The scholarship provides funding for overseas travel that will enable Thomas to receive coaching from leading European players and experience some of the continent's fine organs. This will be arranged by one of the judges, distinguished New Zealand organist Dr Christopher Hainsworth, a former Maxwell Fernie student now resident in the south of France.

In addition, the award will help Thomas with tuition costs for his organ studies with Douglas Mews at the Victoria University School of Music. It also includes work and study with the South Island Organ Company to develop his knowledge of organ building and tonal design. 
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