Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

2013 - Cultural
Harrison Organ Trombone Chest Refurbishment
Harrison Organ Trombone Chest Refurbishment

The Sargood Bequest gave $16,000 over three years towards the refurbishment of the old Cathedral organ at the Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. We are proud to be a small part of a huge undertaking by the Auckland Cathedral and know that this is a significant cultural event, enriching the history and art of New Zealand into the future.


Paul and Neil Daly from Nicholson & Co Ltd, the company building the new Cathedral organ, spent five weeks removing the old Cathedral organ. In this process they retained the pipes that were reused, some of these were transported back to the UK for reconditioning. The largest pipes were reconditioned here in New Zealand when Nicholson’s came for the first part of the organ installation in 2016.

The organ builders removed the largest pipes from the Harrison organ. This was a mammoth undertaking due to the sheet size and weight of the pipework, some weighing upwards of 700kg. The scaffolding which reached right up into the ceiling of the Cathedral Chancel is around 25m high in order to tackle the tallest pipes.