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Upcoming Concerts

Tuesday 25 November 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Alessandro Pittorino - Perth WA

Venue: Winthrop Hall, University of WA
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Performer/s: Alessandro Pittorino's Graduation Recital
Tickets: FREE
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Details: Program: Offertoire sur les Grand Jeux - Francois Couperin Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’ BWV 662, 663 & 663 - Johann Sebastian Bach Trois Danses - Jehan Alain

Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 1:10 PM
Alexandra Sidorenko - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney
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Tickets: $5
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Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Peter Nickolas - Wollongong NSW

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall
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Tickets: $20
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Friday 28 November 2014 @ 1:10 PM
Oscar Smith - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Stephen's Uniting Church
Address: 197 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Performer/s: Oscar Smith
Tickets: Admission is free - donations are kindly appreciated
Enquiries: 02 9221 1688
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Saturday 29 November 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Fr Nicholas Dillon - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Patrick's Catholic Church
Address: cnr Rogers and Childers Streets, Mentone
Performer/s: Fr Nicholas Dillon (Priest/Musician, St Philip's North Blackburn)
Tickets: Admission is FREE to all concerts
Enquiries: 9583 2103 (office hours) or 0402 678 148
Details: The Catholic Parish of Mentone-Parkdale celebrates the historic 1862 Nicholson Organ installed in St Patrick's each year with an annual concert series in the lead-up to Christmas. One of Australia's most important historic instruments (formerly in the Congregational Church, Prahran), the organ was restored and re-opened in August 1999. Join us for music of the season performed by prominent Melbourne organists each Saturday throughout Advent at 5.00pm.

Sunday 30 November 2014 @ 2:00 PM
A Tale of Two Organs - Melbourne VIC

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall and Regent Theatre
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Performer/s: Richard Hills (UK) and Tony Fenelon with special guests.
Tickets: Bookings through Ticketmaster or 1300 11 10 10. A Reserve $75; B reserve $55; C Reserve $35. Your ticket covers both the Melbourne Town Hall and Regent Theatre sections of the performance.
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Details: 1st Act at the Melbourne Town Hall, then 50 minute interval, 2nd Act at the Regent Theatre.

Sunday 30 November 2014 @ 8:00 PM
The Three Organists - Geelong VIC

Venue: St Mary's Basilica, Geelong
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Performer/s: Frank de Rosso, Brendon Lukin and Tom Healey
Tickets:
Enquiries:
Details: Music for three organs

Thursday 4 December 2014 @ 1:10 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney
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Tickets: $5
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Friday 5 December 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Angela Currie - Perth WA

Venue: Wesley Uniting Church, Perth
Address:
Performer/s: Angela Currie & Friends
Tickets:
Enquiries:
angelac@ucic.org.au
Details: Angela Currie & Friends – An organ Recital plus! A time of quiet reflection in this Oasis of Peace during a busy day.

Saturday 6 December 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Gordon Atkinson - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Patrick's Catholic Church
Address: cnr Rogers and Childers Streets, Mentone
Performer/s: Gordon Atkinson
Tickets: Admission is FREE to all concerts
Enquiries: Enquiries: 9583 2103 (office hours) or 0402 678 148
Details: The Catholic Parish of Mentone-Parkdale celebrates the historic 1862 Nicholson Organ installed in St Patrick's each year with an annual concert series in the lead-up to Christmas. One of Australia's most important historic instruments (formerly in the Congregational Church, Prahran), the organ was restored and re-opened in August 1999. Join us for music of the season performed by prominent Melbourne organists each Saturday throughout Advent at 5.00pm

Thursday 11 December 2014 @ 1:10 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney
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Tickets: $5
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Saturday 13 December 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Merrowyn Deacon - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Patrick's Catholic Church
Address: cnr Rogers and Childers Streets, Mentone
Performer/s: Merrowyn Deacon
Tickets: Admission is FREE to all concerts
Enquiries: 9583 2103 (office hours) or 0402 678 148
Details: The Catholic Parish of Mentone-Parkdale celebrates the historic 1862 Nicholson Organ installed in St Patrick's each year with an annual concert series in the lead-up to Christmas. One of Australia's most important historic instruments (formerly in the Congregational Church, Prahran), the organ was restored and re-opened in August 1999. Join us for music of the season performed by prominent Melbourne organists each Saturday throughout Advent at 5.00pm.

Saturday 13 December 2014 @ 8:00 PM
St Lucia Concert - Melbourne VIC

Venue: Toorak Uniting Church
Address: 603 Toorak Road, Toorak, 3142
Performer/s: Music directed by Organist Camilla Hellgren of the Swedish Church
Tickets: St Lucia Concert – A Celebration of Light in darkness with music directed by Organist Camilla Hellgren of the Swedish Church. Traditional Swedish Christmas refreshments to follow.
Enquiries: 0410 844 552
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Sunday 14 December 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Oliver Brett - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Mary's Cathedral
Address: Sydney NSW
Performer/s: Oliver Brett
Tickets: Retiring collection
Enquiries:
Details: La Nativité du Seigneur - Messiaen

Tuesday 16 December 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Organ &... Brass & Wind - Melbourne VIC

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
Address: Swanston Street, Melbourne
Performer/s: Conductor: Matthew Shelley; Organ: Brendon Lukin.
Tickets: Free entry. No bookings required.
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Details: The musical might of Australia’s military will be on display as the Air Force Band performs a Christmas-tinged program of works for symphonic band and the Grand Organ. Favourites by Richard Strauss and Edward Elgar will be matched with lesser known works by Percy Grainger and Kenneth Alford. A highlight of this free concert will be the world premiere of a commissioned work by Melbourne composer Stuart Greenbaum, entitled The gradual slowing of the Earth. Organ aficionados will appreciate Marcel Dupré’s Prelude and Fugue in G Minor Op.7 No.1 and Eugène Gigout’s heroic Grand Choeur Dialogue. The Air Force Band has a proud history dating more than sixty years. Its mission is to promote and enhance the image and culture of the Air Force through music and ceremony. Under the sixth Director of Music, Squadron Leader Mathew Shelley, the band regularly gives free public concerts as well as supporting the armed services both in Australia and abroad.

Tuesday 16 December 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Robert Ampt - Sydney NSW

Venue: Sydney Town Hall
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Performer/s: Robert Ampt (organ)
Tickets: $15 / $12 on sale in October at City Recital Hall Box Office
Enquiries:
Details: Christmas at the Sydney Town Hall

Thursday 18 December 2014 @ 1:10 PM
Lunchtime Concert - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney
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Tickets: $5
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Friday 19 December 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Angela Currie - Perth WA

Venue: Wesley Uniting Church, Perth
Address:
Performer/s: Angela Currie – Organ – ‘Christmas Reflection’
Tickets:
Enquiries:
angelac@ucic.org.au
Details: A time of quiet reflection in this Oasis of Peace during a busy day.

Friday 19 December 2014 @ 1:10 PM
David Tagg - Sydney NSW

Venue: St Stephen's Uniting Church
Address: 197 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW
Performer/s: David Tagg
Tickets: Admission is free - donations are kindly appreciated
Enquiries: 02 9221 1688
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Saturday 20 December 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Paul Taylor - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Patrick's Catholic Church
Address: cnr Rogers and Childers Streets, Mentone
Performer/s: Paul Taylor
Tickets: Admission is FREE to all concerts
Enquiries: 9583 2103 (office hours) or 0402 678
Details: The Catholic Parish of Mentone-Parkdale celebrates the historic 1862 Nicholson Organ installed in St Patrick's each year with an annual concert series in the lead-up to Christmas. One of Australia's most important historic instruments (formerly in the Congregational Church, Prahran), the organ was restored and re-opened in August 1999. Join us for music of the season performed by prominent Melbourne organists each Saturday throughout Advent at 5.00pm

Sunday 21 December 2014 @ 2:00 PM
David Drury - Sydney NSW

Venue: Christ Church St Laurence
Address: 812 George Street, Railway Square, Sydney
Performer/s: David Drury (St Paul's College, University of Sydney)
Tickets: Admission by note donation
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Sunday 1 February 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Thomas Heywood - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Thomas Heywood
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 15 February 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Christopher Hainsworth - Takapuna NZ

Venue: Takapuna Methodist Church
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Performer/s: Christopher Hainsworth - Organ Accompanied by Nicolas Planchon, the brilliant French Trumpeter
Tickets: Admission by $20 donation. Proceeds to Organ Refurbishment Fund
Enquiries:
brellis@theiet.org
Details: Further details from Brian Ellis

Sunday 1 March 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Thomas Heywood - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Thomas Heywood
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 3 May 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Daniel Zaretsky - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Daniel Zaretsky (Professor of Organ, St Petersburg Conservatoire, Russia)
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 7 June 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Thomas Heywood - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Thomas Heywood
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 5 July 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Siegfried Franke - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Siegfried Franke
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Monday 27 July 2015 @ 10:00 AM
All Stops Out! - Melbourne VIC

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall
Address: Cnr Collins and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, VIC
Performer/s: An audience with the King of Instruments
Tickets: Cost: $5 per student. Age: Years 5 and 6 students (10-12 years old). Contact Jeremy Fletcher, ANZCO All Stops Out! Administrator: jeremy.fletcher@anzco.org
Enquiries: 03 9828 3014 BH
jeremy.fletcher@anzco.org
Details: Broaden your students' horizons with an educational and captivating program exploring: Music - Culture - Heritage - Science - Technology - Maths - History and more as only the Pipe Organ can! Give your most enthusiastic piano student the unique hands-on opportunity to play the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ: the largest and most valuable musical instrument in the Southern Hemisphere (available for the first 12 schools to confirm). Watch your students' amazement as they take a guided tour actually inside the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ: the Grand Organ is four storeys high with a greater floor space than five average homes. It even has a bathroom and toilet! Some of the 10,000 organ pipes are over three storeys high. Presented by: ANZCO | Australian and New Zealand College of Organists | www.anzco.org. Proudly supported by: City of Melbourne | www.melbourne.vic.gov.au. Contact: Jeremy Fletcher | ANZCO All Stops Out! Administrator | jeremy.fletcher@anzco.org

Sunday 2 August 2015 @ 1:00 PM
Grand Organ Discovery - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Paul's Cathedral
Address: Cnr Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Discovery Participants!
Tickets: Free admission at the Door
Enquiries:
christopher.cook@anzco.org
Details: Do you learn, or do you want to learn, the King of Instruments? Free admission for the next generation of Organists to meet and play the world-famous Grand Organ in St Paul’s Cathedral in an informal and entertaining voyage of discovery!

Sunday 2 August 2015 @ 2:30 PM
GALA NextGen Organ Concert - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Paul's Cathedral
Address: Cnr Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: The Next Generation of Australian Organists
Tickets: $20 admission at the door includes programme. Doors open at 2 pm. ANZCO is committed to providing financial recognition of these young Australian performers’ time and talent. The proceeds from this GALA NextGen Concert go to encourage these young artists as tomorrow’s leaders.
Enquiries:
christopher.cook@anzco.org
Details: The next generation of Australian Organists takes the stage with the world-famous 1890 T.C. Lewis Grand Organ in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. ANZCO gratefully acknowledges the support of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. A Partner Event of the Second Australian International Concert Organ Week.

Sunday 2 August 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Andrew Bainbridge - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Andrew Bainbridge
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 6 September 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Thomas Heywood - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Thomas Heywood
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 4 October 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Christopher Cook - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Christopher Cook
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 1 November 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Tom Healey - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Tom Healey
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Sunday 6 December 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Thomas Heywood - Melbourne VIC

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Brighton
Address: Cnr New Street and Church Street, Brighton, Melbourne VIC
Performer/s: Thomas Heywood
Tickets: Adults $30 / Concession $25. Admission at the door includes program.
Enquiries:
dom@standrewsbrighton.org.au
Details: The Grand Organ Concert Series at St Andrew's, Brighton. First Sunday of the month, featuring amazing music performed on the spectacular War Memorial organ complete with twin four-manual consoles in the magnificent restored acoustic of St Andrew's. By Car: Free Parking - enter the St Andrew's Church grounds from New Street By Train: 450 metres (a four-minute walk) from Middle Brighton Station By Bus: Routes 216, 600 and 923 stop directly outside the Church Church Street Cafés and Restaurants: a 30-second walk; serving all day.

Welcome to ANZCO

Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand College of Organists - ANZCO.

Building the future for the pipe organ in Australasia, ANZCO encourages everyone to discover the 'King of Instruments' - the largest and most valuable musical instruments in the world! 

We present concerts and educational programs around Australia and New Zealand to ensure that Pipe Organs are cultural assets to be enjoyed by all. 

There is an ever-growing and unique heritage of over 2,500 pipe organs in Australasia, including the largest musical instruments in the Southern Hemisphere.  ANZCO is the only pipe organ related organisation working internationally in Australia and New Zealand with links around the world.

We invite you to go All Stops Out with ANZCO!

You can find out about ANZCO in Australia or ANZCO in New Zealand, see the only comprehensive listing of Organ Concerts and related events throughout Australasia including MUSOC - the Melbourne University Series of Organ Concerts, and contact the people involved in the College.

You can read about our distinguished and inspirational heritage of celebrated Australian and New Zealand organists in the Australasian Pipe Organ Hall of Fame, a world-first initiative within the international "organ world".  You will soon be able to see a listing of Landmark Organs around Australasia as part of the ANZCO Landmark Organs Register.

And don't forget, you can LIKE US on Facebook to keep up with the latest news! 

 

 Adelaide - South Australia: Town Hall Grand Organ

 

 

Adelaide - South Australia: Festival Theatre Grand Organ

 

 

 Auckland - New Zealand: Town Hall Grand Organ 

 

 

Brisbane - Queensland: City Hall Grand Organ 

 

 

Brisbane - Queensland: QPAC Grand Organ

 

 

Dunedin - New Zealand: Town Hall Grand Organ

 

 

Hobart - Tasmania: Town Hall Grand Organ

 

 

Launceston - Tasmania: Albert Hall Grand Organ

 

 

Melbourne - Victoria: Town Hall Grand Organ

 

 

Melbourne - Victoria: Haileybury Grand Concert Organ

 

 

Perth - Western Australia: Concert Hall Organ

 

 

Sydney - New South Wales: Town Hall Grand Organ 

 

 

Sydney - New South Wales: Opera House Concert Hall Organ

 

 

Wellington - New Zealand: Town Hall Grand Organ

 

...and many more to be listed soon on the ANZCO Landmark Organs Register.