Photo of the Casavant Frères Organ in Hamer Hall before its removal by Wakeley Pipe Organs in August

1979-81 Casavant Frères Organ Now in Storage

Hamer HallOur firm was commissioned for and has completed the dismantling, packing and storage of the 1979-81 Casavant Frères organ Opus 3434 (4 manual 60 stops) from the Hamer Concert Hall in central Melbourne. The Hall and its surrounds are part of the Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment Project, hence the need for the organ to […]

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Photo of the action of the 1880 Wolff Organ to be repaired and installed in St Aloysius, Calfield

1880 J W Wolff Organ Sees Light of Day Again

Action of the 1880 Wolff Organ to be repaired and installed in St Aloysius, Calfield St Aloysius’ Catholic Church, North Caulfield An historic 1880 J W Wolff organ of the utmost significance has been purchased by St Aloysius Church. This instrument was formerly in College Park Congregational Church, Adelaide until 2005 and has been in […]

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Photo of the console of the 1928 'H' model Wurlitzer to be installed in the Gulangyu Organ Museum, Xiamen, China

First theatre organ for China

Gulangyu Organ Museum, Xiamen, ChinaDue to the pending sale of the ìBrightwellî property in Heathcote, Victoria the resident Wurlitzer theatre organ has been purchased for the Gulangyu Organ Museum in Xiamen, China. On 20th October, the final concert was given by USA organist Martin Ellis. The dismantling and packing of the organ commenced the following […]

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Restoration to Original Slider Action underway on 1888 Alfred Fuller Organ

St Mark’s Catholic Church, FawknerWork has commenced on the removal of ‘slider seals’ from the swell & great slider windchests in the historic 1888 Alfred Fuller organ. The parish has taken the step to return the sliders to their original method of operation. New bearers are to be manufactured to suit the original timber sliders. […]

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1872 Hill & Son Organ to Return to its Gallery Home

St Augustine’s Catholic Church, YarravilleOur firm has been awarded the contract to relocate the parish’s historic 1872 Hill & Son organ. The instrument will return to the gallery where it was originally installed, having been moved to the front of the church building in 1970.

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Photo of exterior of St Barnabas' Chapel, Norfolk Island

Chapel Roof Replacement Leaves 1876 Willis Organ Full of Dust

St Barnabas’ Chapel, Norfolk IslandThe 1876 Henry ‘Father’ Willis pipe organ which we carried out restoration work on in 2002, is to be cleaned throughout. This was made necessary after the chapel roof was completely replaced and distributed a large amount of dust within the building and organ. Specifications

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Photo of organ for St Joseph's Chelsea

1906 Frederick Taylor Organ to be Relocated from Brunswick to Chelsea

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, ChelseaAs mentioned in our March update, we have been awarded the contract to relocate the organ currently in Brunswick Uniting Church to St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chelsea. The instrument will be refurbished prior to installation and include the installation of several new stops and a new solid state control system. Originally […]

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From Brunswick to Chelsea

Brunswick Uniting Church & St Joseph’s Catholic Church, ChelseaWakeley Pipe Organs has been awarded the contract for the removal of the Taylor organ from Brunswick Uniting Church and its relocation to St Joseph’s Chelsea.

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Knud Smenge Chamber Organ to be Completed by Wakeley Pipe Organs

Community of the Transfiguration, TeesdaleWork has commenced on the commissioned chamber organ for the Baptist Community of the Transfiguration in Teesdale. The organ was an unfinished instrument by Knud Smenge of Healesville, and will be completed and customised for the monastery by Wakeley Pipe Organs.

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