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KINCOPPAL - ROSE BAY
School of the Sacred Heart
New South Head Road, Rose Bay, Sydney
Tel: +61 2 9388 6000
The Organ is Home – Progress Report – May 2009
The organ builders have almost finished the installation of the Puget Organ in the tribune. We have watched in awe the intricate and detailed work of this skilled builder from Provence, Charles Henry, and his son, Ionathan, working with hardly a break since the containers arrived on 10 January, 2009. Their gracious manner and good humour have endeared them to all who have taken the time to get to know them and their expert workmanship is the culmination of many years of planning and experience.
and Ionathan Henry installing the Puget Organ in the Chapel at
We found an exceptional restorer for this unique organ and it was more than mere chance. Many years ago, as a young apprentice organ builder learning his skills, Charles worked on the organ in the Church of St Thibault, in Joigny, where St Madeleine Sophie was baptised just hours after her birth in 1779. Charles had forgotten working there and he had never made the connection. I think we now know who did. I asked Charles to write a few lines as he nears the end of this long and complicated restoration / rebuild.
organ in St Thibault, Joigny, France where St Madeleine Sophie
An organ builder writes - Pour beaucoup, le nombre d'heures et de pièces nécessaires à la reconstruction de l'orgue de la chapelle sont une découverte, parfois un émerveillement. Comment imaginer, sans l'avoir vu, qu'une machine aussi imposante renferme autant de milliers de minuscules pièces et nécessite autant de gestes et de savoir faire. Pourtant l'essentiel de l'orgue n'est pas là.
Un orgue est non seulement fait de mécanique et de tuyaux, mais il est aussi fait
For many people, the number of hours and the parts needed to re-construct the Chapel organ have been a surprise and at times an astonishing discovery. How could anyone imagine, never having seen it before, that such an imposing machine could contain so many thousands of minute pieces, and require so much manual work and skill. But the essence of the organ is not there.
An organ is made up not only of mechanical parts and pipes, but also
The long wait is over.
Please join us as we welcome the organ home and meet the organ builder Charles Henry, and the Consultants, Michel Colin and Pastór de Lasala at the Reception to follow.
Sunday 12 July 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
Michel Colin at the console of the organ built by Yves Cabourdin (1986) Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Victoire, St Raphaël, France