Hear the Organ

David Pether at the Hill & Son Grand Organ (Photo: Steve Kaesler)
David Pether at the Hill & Son Grand Organ (Photo: Steve Kaesler)

Below are two excerpts from a concert held by organist David Pether at the Hill & Son Grand Organ on 20th October, 2015. They offer only a glimpse into the beauty of the Hill & Son Grand Organ’s sound. For a true appreciation you will have to see the real thing in action – see the Events page for more details of upcoming concerts.

(These recordings were kindly clipped out of the recording made on the day and transferred by Russ Stiggants to appear in their entirety on the Organ Historical Trust of Australia’s Website – the below are excerpts from the full recordings.)

 Pastorale (excerpt) by Charles Wesley (1757 – 1834)

 Fantaisie No. 3 in C (excerpt) by Camille Saint-Saens (1835 – 1921)

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Images Galleries from Recent Events

We endeavour to photograph all of our events at the Friends, posting these on our Facebook page.  Some of our recent events have included:

Songs from Showbiz and Stage with Chris McPhee and Rosanne Hosking, May 2017

Music for Grand Organ with Colin Andrews (USA), April 2017

Historic Pipe Organs and Bells Tour, April 2017

Mini Concert and Annual General Meeting, Feb 2017

St Nicholas Day Christmas Concert, Dec 2016

See all of our Friends photos here.

Image Gallery of the Hill & Son Grand Organ

The images below offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the organ from a creative perspective  – only fitting considering the organ is itself a work of art. They were taken by Kat Cameron in June 2016 during one of the Hill & Son Grand Organ Open Days. If you are interested in learning about the open days, visit the Join Us page to learn how you can become a member of the Friends and have the chance to gain a behind the scenes view of this amazing instrument in action!