Welcome to the home page for the Friends of the Hill & Son Grand Organ, a painstakingly restored late 19th Century mechanical pipe organ housed in the Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda, South Australia.
The Friends of the Hill & Son Grand Organ are a group of like-minded music lovers who help to maintain, promote and contribute to the rediscovery of this great musical artefact. We hold concerts and events not only with the Hill & Son Grand Organ, but also across the many other beautiful pipe organs in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.
On these pages you can learn more about the Hill & Son Grand Organ and its restoration, and view a gallery of beautiful images alongside short clips of the organ in action. You can also find out about upcoming events being held by the Friends of the Hill & Son Grand Organ, as well as information about contacting us and becoming a member.
Thank you for visiting our site, we look forward to meeting you!
New Concert Series Announced for 2021!
With 2020 finally behind us, we are excited to announce our concert series for the first half of 2021!
We are looking forward to some wonderful events this year, including:
- The Barossa’s Vintage Festival, including our always popular ‘Organs and Bells’ tour and ‘Music for Grand Organ’ concert in April.
- A Night at the Silent Movies is back for 2021! Get your flapper costume ready for this History Month event in May.
- Our annual AGM and Members Mini Concert will be in February, and we’re looking forward to seeing our friends again!
STOP PRESS – TICKETS FOR THE VINTAGE FESTIVAL CONCERT ARE STRICTLY LIMITED AND SELLING OUT FAST! GET YOURS NOW VIA THE EVENTS PAGE!
We are hopeful that this year things will be brighter, and we will see you at our events throughout the year!
Organ Tours are GO!
The Barossa Regional Gallery is currently open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, meaning our Wednesday tours are all systems go for 2021! If you’d like to come and hear our beautiful organ, check out the Events page to find out about our tour, giving you a sound taste, a talk about the instrument, and a tour of the organ to see it ‘up close and personal’.
Please note you will need to check/scan into the Gallery on arrival.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Soaring Sounds – the perfect gift!
Soaring Sounds, an exciting recording of the Hill & Son Grand Organ, by acclaimed Sydney organist David Tagg, is available for purchase, and we love it! A wonderful collection of beautiful works from across the musical spectrum, David brings the Hill to life in pieces by Handel, Bach, Saint-Saens and more. The power and the majesty, the gentle beauty… it’s all here, in a high quality CD recording made right here in Australia.
Please visit our online Store to learn more about Soaring Sounds, and to order your own copy!