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Meet Paul Rosoman

We at South Island Organ Co are very lucky to have a helping hand from Paul when we work on different projects in Wellington or when we come to the capital city on one of our tuning & maintenance rounds.

International Concert Organist, Paul Rosoman was born and educated in New Zealand, and is currently Director of Music at both St Luke’s Church, and Old St Paul’s in Wellington.

He tours every summer in Europe performing in major concert venues and festivals, and also plays regularly in New Zealand and Australia. This year’s concert tours will take him to Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, and he was an artist as part of the 2018 New Zealand Festival chamber music series.

His CDs include “Great Organ”, recorded at St Peter’s on Willis in Wellington on the 1886 William Hill organ that we have restored after the fire and now look after, and “Ciacona!”, the first recording of the SIOC’s first new tracker action organ in Old St Paul’s. Performances by Paul are regularly heard on Radio New Zealand.

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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.

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  • "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!
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  •  "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