Welcome to the Website dedicated to the Restoration of the Puget
in the Chapel of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
Rose Bay, Sydney, Australia
The Chapel Society
Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
Celebrates 35 years in 2018 (1983 - 2018)
Pastor de Lasala - Order of Australia Award in
The Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Sydney Organist Pastor de Lasala has been awarded the Order of Australia (OAM).
The award is for “services to pipe organ restoration”.
Mr. Pastor was the Australian Consultant for the restoration of the 1890 Puget organ at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart. He was also the official translator of all the contracts and correspondence with the French organ builders during the rebuild in France and the assembly
and installation in Sydney. All of this work Pastor performed pro bono.
Pastor de Lasala OAM at the console of the restored 1890 Puget Organ in the
Chapel of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart
Pastor has given over 40 years of service as Organist of Sacred Heart Church, Mosman, as well he is organist at Mosman Uniting Church, St Joseph’s Church, Neutral Bay, and St John’s College within the University of Sydney.
He is an organ consultant and a director of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia (OHTA).
The citation reads
Mr Pastor Perez de LASALA, Seaforth NSW 2092
For service to pipe organ restoration.
Honorary Australian Consultant, The Chapel Society of Kincoppal-Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart.
Organist, Sacred Heart Church, Mosman, since approx. 1978.
Organist, St John's College, within the University of Sydney.
Director, NSW Council, Organ Historical Trust of Australia (OHTA).
The Organ Music Society of Sydney: Member, current.
Former Committee Member.
Former Deputy President.
Former Honorary Secretary.
Registered Organ Consultant, NSW Environment and Heritage.
Pastor was interviewed on Channel 7 News. It is appropriate that he was interviewed in the organ loft of Sacred Heart Church, Mosman, where he began his career aged 19 and that organ was the first of many restorations that he oversaw.
If you wish to send congratulations, Pastor' email is firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday 4th October, 2018 (during Term holidays) at 10am members of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia (OHTA) will visit the Chapel during their Conference. Pastor will give a short talk on the history of the organ, then play a recital. You are most welcome to come along and meet visiting organists, who come from overseas and interstate.
Repair of Stonework in the Chapel
The bases of the statues of Mary and Joseph have been expertly repaired by RCJ Stonemasons (see photo). These meticulous craftsmen also worked on the stonework surrounding the stained glass windows of the Chapel and have cleaned the façade of the entrance courtyard.