A RICH AND DIVERSE PALATE

32nd Annual Conference

Adelaide and the Barossa Region, South Australia

Saturday 3rd October - Saturday 10th October, 2009

 


The 32nd OHTA Annual Conference was held in South Australia commencing Saturday 3 October and continuing through the following week. Sights, sounds and tastes were explored as we visited Adelaide and the Barossa Region. A rich and diverse palate of organ and German culture was a feature.

The 1875 Hill & Son Grand Organ and the organs of German immigrant Daniel Lemke were focal points. Instruments by Gebrüder Walter, Löhrmann, Laukhuff, Krüger and J.E. Dodd were also visited.

A country tour to the historic copper mine of Burra was incorporated.

A downloadable PDF brochure with booking arrangements is available by clicking here.



Bethany (Photo: The Barossa Council)

 

The 2009 OHTA annual conference took place in Adelaide and the world-renowned Barossa Valley region, focussing on the diverse palate of sound, wine, food and other experiences to be discovered. Included were visits to instruments by local and overseas makers. South Australian organbuilders were well represented with German emigrants J.C.A. Krüger, D.H. Lemke and S.C. Löhrmann, together with W.G. Rendall, Fincham & Hobday, J.E. Dodd and W.L. Roberts. The work of interstate builders Hill, Norman & Beard and Whitehouse Bros were inspected together with modern mechanical action organs by Roger Pogson, George Stephens, J.W. Walker & Sons and Knud Smenge. Imported organs included examples of the work of Bishop & Son, the Hill & Son organ being installed at the Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, and the German builders Gebrüder Walter and Aug. Laukhuff. We also heard several recitals, listened to papers on topical subjects and visited historic towns, wineries and places of interest. The unique Germanic heritage of the Barossa Valley region was a feature. We also visited the historic copper mining towns of Kapunda and the Burra.




PROGRAM SUMMARY


Historic / Restored
Modern / Tracker
Rebuilt

Saturday 3rd October
Registration and recital at St Raphael’s Catholic Church Parkside
St Raphael's Catholic Church, Young Street, Parkside
B 1917 J.E. Dodd; res 1968 J.E. Dodd and Sons Gunstar Organ Works;
res 2001 George Stephens.  2m, 22spst, 7c, tub.pn.
Gt: 8.8.8.8.4.4.2.8. Sw: 16.8.8.8.8.4.4.III.8.8. Ped: 16.16.16.8.
Baptist Church, cnr Young & Jeffrey Streets, Parkside
B 1913 J.E. Dodd. 2m, 14spst, 5c, tr.
Gt: 8.8.8.4.4.8. Sw: 8.8.8.8.8.4. Ped: 16.8.
St Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, cnr Unley Road & Edmund Avenue, Unley
First organ, see: Payneham. St Aidan's Anglican Church.
Present organ, B 1877 Bishop & Son, London, for St Peter's Anglican Cathedral Adelaide;
reb & inst 1931 Hill Norman & Beard. 3m, 29spst, 9c, el.pn.
Gt: 16.8.8.8.4.4.2-2/3.2.III.8. Sw: 16.8.8.4.2.III.8.8.4. Ch: 8.8.8.4.4.2.8. Ped: 16.16.8.
Baptist Church, cnr Northgate Street & Bellevue Place, Unley Park
B 1952 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works.
2m, 15spst, 7c, el.pn. Gt:8.8.8.4.2.8. Sw: 8.8.8.8.4.8. Ped: 16.16.8.
Christ Church Uniting Church, King William Road, Waywille
B 1983 Roger H. Pogson; 2-2/3 and 1-1/3 added 2001 Tom Way.
2m, 9spst, 3c, tr. Gt: 8.4.2-2/3.2.III. Sw: 8.4.2.1-1/3.II. Ped: 16.
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Sunday 4 October
Adelaide Town Hall, King William Street
Present organ: B 1989 J.W. Walker & Sons, Brandon, Suffolk;
opened 30 Mar 1990, Simon Preston.
4 manuals, 61 speaking stops, 10 couplers, tracker & electro-magnetic stop action.
First Church of Christ Scientist, 266 North Terrace
B 1957 Whitehouse Bros, Brisbane;
enl 1989 George Stephens.
2m, 14 sp st, 7c, el.pn.
Gt: 8.8.8.4.2.III. Sw: 8.8.8.8.4.8. Ped: 16.8.
Freemasons Hall, North Terrace
B 1956 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works.
2m, 12 sp st, 8c, el.pn. Gt: 8.8.8.4. Sw: 8.8.8.4.8. Ped: 16.16.8.
Monday 5 October
Pembroke School, Holden Street, Kensington Park
B 1989 George Stephens. 2m, 22spst, 4c, tr & el.pn.
Gt: 8.8.4.4.2-2/3.2.1-3/5.III. Sw: 8.8.8.4.2.III.16.8.8. Ped: 16.8.8.4.16.
St Aidan's Anglican Church, cnr. Payneham & O.G. Roads, Marden
B [attributed] 1848 S. Marshall for St John's Anglican Church Halifax Street Adelaide?;
more likely B 1875 J.W. Wolff for St John's;
reb 1888 Fincham & Hobday; inst c.1902 St Augustine's Church Unley 1902;
inst present loc 1930. 1m, 7spst, 1c, tr. Man: 8.8 divided 8.4.4.2. Ped: 16.

Uniting Church, Brougham Place, North Adelaide
W.G. Rendall, Adelaide, 1882; later rebuilt
2 manuals, 23 speaking stops, tubular-pneumatic action
St Cyprian's Anglican Church, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
B 1882 W.G. Rendall for Holy Trinity Anglican Church, North Terrace Adelaide;
inst present loc 1927 W.L. Roberts.
1m, 8spst, 2c, tr & tub.pn.
Man: 8.8.8.8.4.4.2. Ped: 16.

St Peter's Anglican Cathedral, North Adelaide
Hill, Norman & Beard, London & Melbourne, 1929
4 manuals, 50 speaking stops, electro-penumatic action
Uniting (Methodist) Church, Smith Street, Walkerville
B 1921 W.L. Roberts. 2m, 17spst, 7c, el.pn.
Gt: 8.8.8.4.16.8.8. Sw: 8.8.8.4.16.8. Ped: 16.16.8.16.

then to the Barossa Valley with an introduction to the 1875 Hill & Son Grand Organ at Tanunda
 
Tuesday 6 October
Official reception and opening of Conference at The Barossa Council
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Para Road, Nuriootpa
B 1877 Gebrüder Walter Guhrau Pr, Schliesen (opus 118);
inst c.1888 St Petri Lutheran Church, Nuriootpa;
inst 1966 present loc; res 1988 Roger Jones.
2 manuals, 7 speaking stops, 3 couplers, tracker
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Gruenberg / Moculta
B 1871 D.H. Lemke.
1 manual, 4 speaking stops, no pedals, tracker action.
St John's Lutheran Church, Ebenezer Road, Ebenezer
B 1875 D.H. Lemke. 1 manual, 4 speaking stops, no pedals, foot blown. Man: 8.8.4.2.
St Thomas' Lutheran Church, cnr Stockwell & Duck Ponds Rds, Stockwell
B c.1850 J.C.A. Kruger for Bethany Lutheran Church;
inst & enl present loc 1929 J.E. Dodd; res 1981 Roger Jones;
missing pipework repl 1987 Roger Jones.
1m, 7spst, 1c, tr. Man: 8.8.8.4.4.2. Ped: 16.
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Murray Street, Tanunda
B 1928 J.E. Dodd; enl 1972 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works.
2 manuals, 19 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker & tubular-pneumatic action
Gt: 8.8.8.4.4.2.III.8. Sw: 16.8.8.8.8.4.8. Ped: 16.16.8.4.
 
Wednesday 7 October
Organs in Bethany and Tanunda by Dodd
Herberge Christi Lutheran Church, Bethany Road, Bethany
First organ: B c.1850 J.C.A. Kruger;
installed & enlarged St Thomas' Lutheran Church, Stockwell 1929 J.E. Dodd;
res 1981 Roger Jones; missing pipework replaced 1987 Roger Jones.
1 manual, 7 speaking stops, 1 coupler, tracker, Man: 8.8.8.4.4.2. Ped: 16.

Present organ: B 1929 J.E. Dodd. 2 manuals, 8 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker
Rebuilt & enlarged 1989 George Stephens.
2 manuals, 11 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker
Gt: 16.8.8.8.4. Sw: 8.8.4.2.II. Ped: 16.
Langmeil Lutheran Thanksgiving Church, Charles Street, Tanunda
B 1950 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works. 2m, 21spst, 9c, el.pn & el.mag.
Enl 1985 George Stephens. 2m, 23spst, 9c, el.pn & el.mag.
Gt: 8.8.8.8.4.4.2.II. Sw: 16.8.8.8.8.8.4.4.2.8. Ped: 16.16.8.8.8.
St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jane Place, Tanunda
B 1922 J.E. Dodd. 2 manuals, 10 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker;
altns 1969; res & enl 1993 George Stephens.
2 manuals, 12 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker.
Gt: 8.8.8.4.II. Sw: 8.8.4.2-2/3.2. Ped: 16.16.
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Murray Street, Tanunda
B 1928 J.E. Dodd; enl 1972 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works.
2 manuals, 19 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker & tubular-pneumatic action
Gt: 8.8.8.4.4.2.III.8. Sw: 16.8.8.8.8.4.8. Ped: 16.16.8.4.
 
Tabor Lutheran Church, Murray Street. Tanunda.
B 1979 L.S. & L.R. Waters. 2m, 5rks + mixture ext, el.mag

Museum of German and Barossa Heritage, Tanunda
J.C.A. Kruger. Hochkirch (Tarrington) Victoria, 1863
1 manual, 8 speaking stops, mechanical action, foot-blown
Restored and installed in present location 1997 Roger Jones
This organ is a rare example of the Silbermann-style positiv
organs built in Australia by German expatriates.
Man: 8.8.8.8.4.4.4.2.
Barossa Regional Gallery
(formerly Tanunda Soldiers' Memorial Hall) 1 Basedow Road
B 1876 Hill &Son, London for Adelaide Town Hall; erected Robert Mackenzie;
opened 2 Oct 1877 W.R. Pybus/D. Lee.
3 manuals, 37 speaking stops, tr & Barker lever; enl 1886 Fincham & Hobday.
4 manuals, 45 speaking stops; enl 1939 J.E. Dodd. Reb & enl 1970 Laurie Pipe organs.
Rem to storage 1989. Res & inst present location 2003-2006 George Stephens.
3 manuals, 37 speaking stops, 7 couplers, tracker & Barker lever.
Gt: 16.8.8.8.4.4.2-2/3.2.III.II.8.4. Sw: 16.8.8.8.4.4.2.III.16.8.8.4. Ch: 8.8.8.8.4.4.2.8.
Ped: 32.16.16.8.16.
Winery visit to Chateau Tanunda. AGM and 1875 Hill & Son Grand Organ at Tanunda
 
Thursday 8 October
Visit to the historic copper mining town Burra
Christ Church Anglican Church, Kapunda
Builder unknown; rebuilt J.J. Broad 1880; rebuilt Fincham & Hobday 1887
2 manuals, 13 speaking stops, 4 couplers, mechanical action
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hamilton
B 1914 J.E. Dodd. 3m, 21spst, 10c, tub.pn Action electrified 1992 George Stephens.
Gt: 8.8.8.8.4. Sw: 16.8.8.8.8.4.8. Ch: 8.8.8.8.4.8. Ped: 16.16.8
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eudunda Road, Point Pass
B 1876 D.H. Lemke. 1m, 4spst, no pedals, tr.
Man: 8.8.4.2.
St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Market St, Burra
B 1905 J.E. Dodd; enl 1965 & res 1971 J.E. Dodd Sons Gunstar Organ Works.
2m, 11spst, 4c, tr. Gt: 8.8.4.2.1-1/3. Sw: 8.8.4.2.8. Ped: 16.

 

 
Friday 9 October
A visit to the Steingarten
Trinity (formerly St Martin's) Lutheran Church, Main Road, Rosedale
B Lohrmann; inst present loc 1890;
alterations 1988-90 Radford.
1 manual, 6 speaking stops, mechanical action.
Man: (all divided) 8.8.4.4.2. Ped:8.
St Michael's Gnadenfrei Lutheran Church, Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
B 1880 W.G. Rendall for residence G.S. Hale, Norwood;
later inst St Peter's Lutheran Church, Point Pass; res 1915 T. Geyer;
inst present loc 1918; res 1989 Roger Jones.
1 manual, 3 speaking stops, 1 coupler, tracker. Man: 8 divided .4.4.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lyndoch
B 1986 & completed 2000, Roger Jones.
1m, 5spst, 1c, tr.
Man: 8.8.4.4.2. Ped: (electronic 16.).
Strait Gate Lutheran Church, Light Pass Road, Light Pass
B 1925 J.E. Dodd. 1 manual, 7 speaking stops, 1 coupler, tracker
Man (all divided): 16.8.8.8.4.2. Ped:16.
Altns c.1977 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works.
Man : (all divided) 8.8.8.4.2 II-III. Ped:16.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Way, Light Pass
First organ, Moved to Frankston, Vic. Karingal Uniting Church.
Present organ, B 1962 Davis & Laurie.
1 manual, 3 ranks extension, electro-pneumatic action
Lutheran Church, Main St, Lobethal
B 1996 Knud Smenge. 2m, 17spst, 4c, tr.
HW: 8.8.4.4.2.V-VI.8. BW: 8.4.2.1-1/3.II.8. Ped: 16.8.4.16.
In the evening there will be a special showing of the historic 1960s film Pipes of Para
 
Saturday 10 October
Uniting (formerly Congregational) Church, Angaston
B 1908 J.E. Dodd for Draper Memorial Church, Gilbert Street;
inst present loc 1943 & enl 1963 J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works;
altns and addns 1980 L.R. Waters. 2 manuals, 15 speaking stops, 3 couplers, electro-magnetic.
St Petri Lutheran Church, Eden Valley
B c.1910 Aug. Laukhuff, Weikersheim, Germany for residence of Theo. Geyer;
inst present loc 1940.
1 manual, 6 speaking stops, 4 couplers, tracker action.
Coach will arrive at Adelaide Airport by 4.00 pm – do not book any flights scheduled to leave before 5.00 pm
Transport to the Chifley Hotels in Adelaide will be provided
 
Sunday 11 October (post conference)
Free organ recital at the Adelaide Town Hall on Sunday 11 October from 3.00pm to 4.15pm
The recitalist is Dong-ill Shin of Hurst, Texas, USA






Saturday 3 October: Registration and recital at St Raphael’s Catholic Church Parkside (Dodd). Followed by visits to Young Street Baptist (Dodd), St Augustine’s Unley (Bishop & Son) and Unley Park Baptist (Dodd Gunstar).

Sunday 4 October: Afternoon only. Walking tour starting at the Adelaide Town Hall (Walker), including the First Church of Christ Scientist (Whitehouse) and the Freemasons Masonic Centre (Dodd).

Monday 5 October: Adelaide organs at Pembroke College (Stephens), St Aidan’s Marden (anon), Brougham Place Uniting Church (Rendall) and Walkerville Uniting Church (Roberts), then to the Barossa Valley with an introduction to the 1875 Hill & Son Grand Organ at Tanunda.

Tuesday 6 October: Official reception and opening of Conference at The Barossa Council. Visits to organs at Gruenberg (Lemke), Ebenezer (Lemke), Stockwell (Krüger), and St Paul’s Tanunda (Dodd).

Wednesday 7 October: Organs in Bethany and Tanunda by Dodd. Winery visit to Chateau Tanunda. AGM and 1875 Hill & Son Grand Organ at Tanunda.

Thursday 8 October: Visits to the historic copper mining town Burra by way of organs at Kapunda (Fincham & Hobday), Hamilton (Dodd), Point Pass (Lemke), with St Mary’s at Burra (Dodd). Tour of historic aspects in the town.

Friday 9 October: A visit to the Steingarten then pipe organs at Rosedale (Löhrmann), Marananga (Rendall), and two instruments at Light Pass (Laurie and Dodd). In the evening there will be a special showing of the historic 1960s film Pipes of Para.

Saturday 10 October: Organs in Angaston (Dodd), Eden Valley (Laukhuff) and Lobethal (Smenge) and places of interest. Coach will arrive at Adelaide Airport by 4.00 pm – do not book any flights scheduled to leave before 5.00 pm. Transport to the Chifley Hotels in Adelaide will be provided.

Note: for those who can stay in Adelaide after the conference for one more day, there is a free organ recital at the Adelaide Town Hall on Sunday 11 October from 3.00pm to 4.15pm. The recitalist is Dong-ill Shin of Hurst, Texas, USA.


Programme is subject to minor change. For further information:

– Email: David Shield at shielddm@bigpond.com or telephone 08 8278 1739

– Email: Steve Kaesler at skaesler@barossa.sa.gov.au or telephone 08 8522 1682


Accommodation

A block booking has been made with the Reservations Supervisor, Debbie Elliot, of the Chiffley on South Terrace and Country Comfort Motel for the 2nd - 5th October 2009 as follows:

Grand Chiffley 18 twin share standard rooms at $120 per night room only
Country Comfort Motel 25 twin share rooms at $109 per night room only
Country Comfort Motel 5 double rooms at $109 per night room only
These rates are applicable for either 1 or 2 persons per room.
Breakfast, in the dining room of the Grand, is $17 per person if requested at reservation.

Conference attendees who wish to avail themselves of this offer should quote Block code #51200 and, to be absolutely certain, will need to make their reservation prior to 31 July. The same rate should apply for those wishing to stay on the evening of Saturday 10th and onwards at the conclusion of the Conference.

Contacts for both Hotel and Motel (they are adjacent) is Phone 08 8223 4355 Fx 08 82325997 or email reservations.southterrace@chifleyhotels.com

Note: accommodation is at a premium in Adelaide over this long weekend. Cheaper alternatives are available on Glen Osmond Road eg at The Jackson Motor Inn (08 8379 1601) and individuals may find other possibilities eg The Comfort Hotel Adelaide Riviera on North Terrace [Toll free 1800 061 300 or email reservations@adelaideriviera.com.au and negotiate with the front office manager Chris Applebee] However there will be no pickup from those motels. There is a free tram service, within the city centre, from North to South Terrace within easy walking distance of both hotels.

It is to be understood that it is the participant's responsibility to make these bookings and liase directly with the hotels / motels themselves. The Conference moves to the Barossa Valley from Monday morning and ends on Saturday 10 October with delivery to Adelaide airport mid afternoon and return to South Terrace.













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