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Heritage Stone Church – St Peter’s Upper Riccarton

The oldest Anglican bluestone church in the city of Christchurch, St Peter’s Upper Riccarton is being extensively restored…

Sacred Heart Catholic Basilica, Timaru

A cleaning and overhaul of the 2 manual 25 rank 1912 Hobday organ has commenced, focusing on renewal…

Watch the Space!

The magnificent Chancel organ of St John’s Gordon is being installed.Team SIOC is working tirelessly to meet the…

St John’s Church, Gordon – Update

11 months into a project, we are pleased to say we are not far away from putting the tools down and to start packing! Factory work of stage 1 is nearing its completion and it is a big milestone. The four-

Sing, Sweet Nightingales

A bus load of beautiful voices from Netherlands turned up at our factory on 5 March 2019. Mostly…

At Violinos

Recently our MD John Hargraves took part in a delightful concert with some other very accomplished musicians!  This…

Mr & Mrs Fassbender!!!

The Team of The South Island Organ Co are thrilled to announce that on Saturday, 2 February 2019…

EQ Memorial Concert 2019

The Earthquake Memorial Concert was held last Sunday 10 February 2019, a little early this year but this…

The Contract Has Landed!

South Island Organ Co Limited is excited to announce that on 31 August 2018 we have been commissioned to build a new pipe organ for St John’s Anglican Church, Gordon, NSW, Australia…

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More than a Pipe Dream

More Than a Pipe Dream 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. In these pages you find the story of how this unique company first came to be formed. An impressive amount of detail will be unveiled of its 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.

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