Way back in 2008 four organ builders were invited to visit St Peter’s Cathedral and offer quotes on the restoration of our Hill, Norman and Beard pipe organ installed in 1930. By 2010 Cathedral Council had decided to offer the contract to Harrison & Harrison Ltd of Durham, UK.
For all sorts of reasons it has taken till now to sign a contract – but yesterday during the 10.30am service the contract was signed by The Secretary of Synod and Registrar of the Diocese Keith Stephens and The Dean of St Peter’s Cathedral, The Very Rev’d Frank Nelson, as those involved in the planning and now the fund-raising effort watched on.
All being well the work will commence in June 2017 and be completed by the end of 2018. Now the serious fund-raising begins.
Read more about our Organ Restoration & Appeal here: www.musicfoundation.org.au/organ-appeal/