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Photo of the newly restored 1885 George Fincham organ in it's new home in St Carthage's Parkville

Fully restored 1885 George Fincham organ to be launched in March

St Carthage’s Catholic Church, ParkvilleThe finishing touches are going on to the fully restored 1885 George Fincham organ, now installed in St Carthage’s, Parkville. Formally in the Williamstown Congregational Church, the organ retains its hand blowing feeders and cone tuning. Mark Nobel has refurbished the oak grained casework and stencilled façade pipes. The organ will […]

Photo of the 1880 JW Wolff Organ, repaired, relocated and installed by Wakeley Pipe Organs

Historic J.W. Wolff organ to feature in the 2011 Catholic Organ Symposium

St Aloysius’ Catholic Church, North CaulfieldRepairs to the historic 1880 J.W. Wolff organ have now been completed and the instrument installed in St Aloysius, North Caulfield. The organ was blessed on 12th December and will feature in the 2011 Catholic Organ Symposium 26th-30th Jan 2011, with recitals and extemporisations by organists Dom Alban Nunn and […]

Photo of the 1906 Frederick Taylor organ in the Wakeley Organ Factory during its refurbishment

1906 Frederick Taylor organ to gain new stops

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Chelsea Work continues on the refurbishment of the 1906 Frederick Taylor organ for St Joseph’s, Chelsea. Several new stops are being added and a new solid state control system is being installed. Originally built in 1906 for Kew Presbyterian Church, it was rebuilt in 1960 by Hill, Norman & Beard and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]