Restoration to commence on Historic Crook Organ

Photo of the 1886 Alfred Crook organ under restoration in the Wakeley Organs Workshop
Photo of the 1886 Alfred Crook original name plate

St Mary the Virgin, South Caulfield

Our firm is pleased to announce that we are shortly to begin installation of the historic 1886 Alfred Crook organ, formerly of St Peter’s Anglican Church Eaglehawk, in its new home in St Mary the Virgin Anglican Catholic Cathedral in South Caulfield.

The organ, originally built by Crook as a house organ for his own home in Brunswick, and subsequently housed in churches in Lockwood, Bendigo and Eaglehawk, is in the final stages of reconstruction. Wakeley Organs are restoring the instrument to its original configuration, having been altered in the 1970’s when it was installed in Eaglehawk. The casework has been restored and decorated with a wood grained finish by Mark Nobel.

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Posted in 2014, News, News Archive.