Benoni St Dunstan’s Cathedral

Benoni, South Africa, St Dunstan’s Cathedral

Christian Ganser, Pretoria.  3 manuals, 34 stops  

To overhaul the organ with minor changes to the specification, and revision of the console.  During the process, the musical speech and balance of the organ will be carefully restored to its original style.  

Start Oct 2017.  Proposed specification: 3 manuals, 40 stops.



The pipework will be cleaned on site and minor repairs undertaken.  The Reeds and Mixtures to be returned to Durham for repairs and adjustments.  Swell Diapason & Mixtures to be revised and new pipework to be made.         




Keyboards and pedalboard to be overhauled with an addition of new components to accommodate the new stop changes.

Soundboards & Actions
Wind System

Pedal reservoir to be re-leathered and remaining reservoirs cleaned and checked.  High-pressure reservoir to be made for new Solo Reeds.  New wind trunking and concussions made where necessary.  Tremulants overhauled .  A new main blower provided and booster blower for Solo.


The rear case panels will be removed and revised to return to the west wall.  Remaining case panels to be cleaned.


The Swell box will be cleaned, wear will be taken up in its mechanism and will be extended westward to accommodate the additional stops on this division.
New building frame will be installed for this purpose. The Open Wood and Bourdon chests will be moved westward to improve service access in the bottom of the organ. Passageboard at the upper level to be revised along with the provision of hand rails to improve safety of access to the Swell box.

Message from the Chairman

Note to customers:

VAT on organ maintenance and tuning might be reclaimable under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme. It is understood that relevant invoices must be submitted within one year, to a combined minimum value of £500 excluding VAT. Further details can be obtained from Topmark (LPOW):
0845 013 6601


Harrison & Harrison Ltd
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