Toorak Uniting Church - Peter Collins Organ

The present pipe organ was built by the English organ builder Peter Collins in 1979, and was opened in 1980. After having served TUC well for over 30 years, the instrument needed attention to fit it for future decades.

In September 2012, the TUC Church Council commissioned Hargraves Pipe Organs Ltd to clean and overhaul the organ, to install a new 4-foot reed stop for the pedal division to replace a 2-foot flute stop dating from the 1990s, to carry out extensive re-voicing and tonal finishing, and to install an electronic registration capture system.

In late October 2012, Campbell Hargraves and team started this work. It has seen the first major cleaning of the whole organ since its opening. All pipework has been regulated, the mechanical action has been adjusted and worn and broken parts replaced, the wooden keyboards have been beautifully refurbished, the new pedal stop is more in keeping with the style of the instrument, and a modern registration capture system, complete with sequencer and additional pistons, will assist musicians to bring out the best from this fine instrument well into the future.

Toorak Uniting Church - Peter Collins Organ

Bourdon 16   Wood Gedact 8   Principal 16
Principal 8   Viol da Gamba 8   Subbass 16
Rohr Flute 8   Celeste 8   Octave 8
Octave 4   Principal 4   Pommer 8
Hohl Flute 4   Koppel Flute 4   Wide Octave 4
Quint 2-2/3   Octave 2   Mixture IV
Octave 2   Octave 1   Fagot 32
Wald Flute 2   Scharf III   Pasaune 16
Tierce 1-3/5   Sesquialtera II   Trumpet 8
Mixture IV   Basson 16   Schalmey 4
Cymbal II   Schalmey 8      
Trumpet 8   Krumhorn 8   I / Pedal  
            II / Pedal  
Tremulant           II Octave / Pedal  
II / I              
Great Pistons to Pedal   Compass: 58/30     Electric stop action  
Swell Pistons to Pedal   Mechanical key action   Electronic capture system

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