Hargraves Pipe Organs have completed the onsite cleaning and overhaul of the historic 1875 Mackenzie organ in St George's Anglican Church, Flemington.
The overhaul included:
This work has allowed this organ to shine in what is a perfectly matched building for this instrument.
Future works may include reconstruction of the Swell shutters.
Rear gallery in St Peter's Catholic Church, Surry Hills, NSW
Hargraves Organs have now completed the removal of the 1884 Fuller organ from the Girrawheen Chapel at Brighton Grammar School. Preparations are currently underway for its relocation to St Brendan's Catholic Church in Flemington. The organ will be installed on the rear gallery in St Brendan's.
Hargraves Organs has completed the historic restoration of the c 1865-70 George Fincham organ. Originally located in the St. Kilda Congregational Church (now Holy Trinity St. Nicholas Russian Catholic Church), the instrument has now been returned to its original home after many years in private ownership.
Work carried out on the instrument includes:
After many years in private ownership, the historic c1870 George Fincham organ, originally installed in the St Kilda Congregational Church in 1885, is to be returned to its original home. Hargraves Organs has won the contract to undertake a full historic restoration of the organ, and will install the instrument in the building which is now the parish of the Trinity-St. Nicholas Russian Catholic Church, East St Kilda. The church building was divided in c1940s to incorporate a new church hall, and the organ will be housed in this area, now a performance space.
The organ will retain its original specifications:
I manual; 6 speaking stops; I coupler; Tracker action
Man 8.8, divided 4.4.2
Ped 16 permanently on
Hargaves Pipe Organs would like to thank our clients and colleagues for helping to make 2013 such a successful and fulfilling year for us. We wish you all the best for this festive season, and look forward to sharing our new exciting projects with you in 2014. Have a safe and restful season.
Campbell and the Hargraves Pipe Organs Team
The team at Hargraves Pipe Organs Pty Ltd is very pleased to announce that we have been the successful tenderer for the restoration of the historic 1890 Kirkland Organ in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Carcoar NSW. This is one of only two organs in Australia made by this London Builder. Work is due to start in November this year and is due for completion in early April 2014.
Stay posted for more news and pictures as the restoration progresses.
After more than 5 years of significant parts of the 1927 Dodd organ of Our Lady of Victories, Glenelg not being fully functional, Hargraves Pipe Organs has now completed the restoration of the console and its pneumatics, the pedal board and the Great and Swell stop actions. The instrument has also been cleaned throughout and major tonal finishing has been completed. This has rediscovered a tonal palatte full of warmth and character.
The 1978/79 Peter Collins organ of Toorak Uniting Church has undergone major refurbishment and cleaning by Hargraves Pipe Organs. In addition to the cleaning (including all of the pipework), the organ has also had the badly worn keys recovered, and a new 250 memory level capture system installed.
The tonal enhancements to the instrument include a new Pedal 4ft Shalmey (replacing the 2ft Flute), and the organ voiced throughout. Without making any fundamental changes to the pre-existing specification and voicing, the speech of the instrument has been enhanced by careful balancing of the tonal palatte both within and between divisions, to dramatic effect.
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