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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.

 

We are pleased to advise that from Thursday 14 May our office and workshop are open for business under COVID-19 restrictions Alert Level 2 and we are recommencing an appropriate range of field operations.

Please email communications to office@sioc.co.nz or phone the office on 03 688 2536 or text John on 027 436 2291.

We are grateful for the support of our clients and friends at this difficult time and wish to assure you that we are working hard to maintain our services to the pipe and reed organ community.

 

50 years at your service!

 

Our 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:

  • "Thrilled to have the book arrive today. What a gorgeous production it is and how poignant the earthquake stories and images. Thank you and I will enjoy it in greater detail as the days go by". - Tim McWhannell
  • "The book has arrived....amidst the busy day, I just had to have a quick flip through. I am absolutely gobsmacked!  What a magnificent publication -accolades all round!
    You have exceeded!  I am wordless, and speechless!
    Bravo!" - Roy Tankersley
  •  "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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