New ALLEN ORGAN

In August 2017, a new 3 manual, 66 stop Allen Digital Organ was installed at Christ Church by All Organs Australia.

Click here to view the ORGAN SPECIFICATION.

CHRISTOPHER WRENCH will perform a (free) ORGAN DEDICATION CONCERT on Saturday 18 November 2017 at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea.

 

Former PIPE ORGAN (1969-2017)

Originally situated on the west wall of the church, the first pipe organ at Christ Church was built in 1969 by Hill, Norman & Beard (Melbourne).  In 1993/4 the organ was rebuilt, enlarged and relocated with new case work to the east end of the church by Pierce Pipe Organs.

By 2016, the pipe organ was again in need of major refurbishment.  Another refurbishment however, would not overcome the limited capacity of the pipe organ to provide adequate support for our music programme.  In February 2017, after evaluating all the options and taking account of musical requirements and lack of workable space to house a pipe organ of appropriate size; the Parish Council approved the purchase of a Digital Organ.

Click here to read a full history of the former pipe organ.

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To the full-voic’d quire below,
In service high, and anthems clear,
As may with sweetness, through mine ear,
Dissolve me into ecstasies,
And bring all Heav’n before mine eyes.

JOHN MILTON  Il Penseroso

 

Notable organs in St Lucia at the University of Queensland are located at:

St John’s College (Tickell, 2011) and The James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Pogson, 1976).