Pipe Organ Conservation Appeal 2023 : Love Local News

Pipe Organ Conservation Appeal 2023

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Toowoomba is home to a Heritage Listed Organ, one of the top three organs in Queensland.

St Luke’s has been the location for concerts and community events throughout its history, especially since the first stage of the present building was built in 1897.  The most recent major community event was the Memorial Service in 2022 for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

At the request of the mayor, Paul Antonio, the service was held in St Lukes, for the people of Toowoomba and the surrounding region. The organ has enhanced and been a vital aspect of such events and has been maintained with care by St Luke’s community for over 100 years, but now needs considerable work to ensure that it will continue to be available for church and community use.

On Sunday 12th March at 2.30pm, St Luke’s Hymnfest is to be held, at which an Appeal will be launched to raise necessary funds to preserve and maintain the organ. This event will involve some of our extraordinarily talented local musicians and choirs, drawing on people and resources from Toowoomba, the region, and beyond! A massed choir for the event will be drawn from many people who enjoy the delight of beautiful music shared.

Attendance at the Hymnfest is free, and a celebratory afternoon tea will be offered at the end of the event. It is hoped that this celebration of music and song will highlight the blessing of music offered in St Luke’s this for the benefit of the wider community.

Donations through the Appeal will be tax deductible (if wanted) through the National Trust. For more information, about the Appeal, the Hymnfest or regular concerts at St Luke’s please contact:

The Reverend Canon Paul Mitchell
0437 391 910

Please note: If you wish to sing in the massed choir,  you must register. Please contact the Parish Office for further details – phone 4639 1910 Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm.

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