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St Georges Trumpets

Pipe Organ Builders

We offer historic restorations, artistic new organs and rebuilds,
organ tunings and maintenance service
to suit your needs and budget.





50 years at your service!

The book is available for purchase.

More than a Pipe Dream

This book pays homage to the highly skilled individuals in the South Island Organ Company who have dedicated so much of their lives to designing, building and restoring pipe organs, highly complex musical instruments as they are. It unveils an impressive amount of detail about this unique company's development, achievements and adventures, including secrets of the instruments construction and the art of restoration, all of which is presented in a highly readable manner so that you will never feel overwhelmed by technical jargon.

This book is the work of multi-award-winning writer Jill Worrall.

$99.99 plus postage & handling fee.

Purchase our Book Voucher for someone Special!

Here are some comments:

*** "The book arrived today! Excellent publication" - Alan Edwards

*** To John: "I enjoyed the book...indeed more than a pipe dream, that's for sure. From it I can see you've had a  remarkable and interesting career amongst some great talented craftsmen and artisans and have formed a great company in SIOC which you must be proud of. The tragedy of the losses SIOC suffered with the deaths of your men following the earthquakes is so sad and I am sure is a deep loss to you and Val personally. But what an outstanding first 50 years" - Craig Maclean & family

*** "My copy has arrived. It is superb!! Many thanks to Val and John, and to all those who had input into its publication" - Robert Cleaver


Our Services

South Island Organ Company offer tuning and maintenance, historic restorations, artistic rebuilds, and new organs to suit your needs and budget. Established in 1968, the company provides high quality organ building services throughout New Zealand and abroad. We are widely recognised as a leading firm specialising in pipe organ restoration and rebuilding.

We welcome the opportunity of discussing and supplying any organ needs you may have, and MUCH MORE!

What Our Customers Have to Say

CPT-Cert of Appreciation (2)

Church Property Trustees

Anglican Centre

Without the skill and knowledge base of specialised companies like yours, we would not have been able to deliver such a successful outcome for the Parishes and Diocese of Christchurch. We know that because of this, future generations will benefit because of your expertise.

The Neil Stocker Memorial Fund

Special educational and training opportunities for apprentices or recently
qualified young organ builders working full - time in nz.

Our Blog

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