I am the Chairman of the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust. I noticed your excellent photos recently. At present we are raising money to rebuild the organ. The contract has been awarded to Klais Orgelbau of Bonn in Germany. We are preparing some fund-raising collateral including some pictures of the organ from various sources and were wondering whether you would agree to us using some of your photos.
But of course. It’s nice to know that the wonderful instrument is well taken care of! The website address for the renovation will be aucklandorgan.org.nz. It is not up yet – check in a few weeks.
A wonderful instrument and a good suggestion. Fantastic that they found the way to your photos! Unfortunately nearly all organs in the churches here in Central Europe need constant treatment and renovations. I hope the fund raising will be successful.
Churches become magical when full organ Music flows thru them…what stupendous beasts! Worth every penny to keep them well!