Upcoming Organ Events

In this blog we are happy to Spread the Word!!! – as we are just as passionate about pipe organs as these beautiful people are:

Saturday, 30 October at 2:00 p.m. – St Peter’s Anglican Church, Hillside Road, Dunedin – ORGAN RECITAL

Dianne Halliday, from Wellington, will give a recital on the Johannus digital organ.   Dianne is currently the President of the Wellington Association and has been a regular attendee at Organ Congresses, so probably known to many of you.  Until last year Dianne was the Music Director at St Peter’s on Willis, Wellington.  Admission $10.00.

Sunday, 31 October at 3:00 p.m. – Dunedin Town Hall – SUPERNATURAL NORMA! – Music for Halloween

Played by DAVID BURCHELL, Dunedin City Organist.

The audience is required to observe social distancing of 1m, but is not restricted to 100.  Please wear a mask.  Entry by donation ($10 suggested).

Sunday, 21 November at 2:00 p.m. – St Matthew’s Anglican Church, 30 Hope Street, Dunedin – IT’S BEV’S TIME TO BE HEARD – Pipe Organ Concert

David Burchell, Alan Edwards, Mark Patterson, Richard Brown, Grace Togneri and all being well several other organ students will play the 1879 Bevington Organ.

Entry by donation ($10 suggested) – Children and Students (with ID) free.

This Concert is the final event for our 60th Anniversary Year.  Come and celebrate with us.

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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.

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