Santa Sabina College Chapel

The Boulevarde, Strathfield

B. 1962 S.T. Noad & Son 2m., 5 rks. ext. plus Mixture, el.mag.







Santa Sabina College is an independent Catholic school, welcoming boys from Kindergarten to Year 4 and girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 (St Patrick's College in Strathfield caters for boys from Year 5 to Year 12). It was founded in 1894 by the Dominican Sisters who built their convent on the site and still govern the school today.1

The new chapel was opened in 19601 and Sydney Noad supplied the organ in 19622.  Based on five ranks plus a two rank mixture, it is all enclosed in the centre of the western gallery with the console on the far left. The five ranks are:  Diapason (A), Flute (B), Dulciana (C), Geigen (D) and Oboe (E).  A two rank Acuta Mixture is found on the Swell manual and the tremulant is very strong.

The specification is:

Great (enclosed)
Open Diapason
Clarabel Flute
Dulciana
Principal
Dulcet
Flute
Twelth
Fifteenth
Oboe
Swell to Great

Swell
Contra Geigen
Gamba
Clarabel Flute
Salicit
Flute
Flautina
Acuta
Contra Oboe
Oboe
Oboe Clarion
Tremulant
Swell Octave

Pedal (enclosed)
Bourdon
Bass Flute
Principal
Flute
Great to Pedals
Swell to Pedals

8
8
8
4
4
4
2-2/3
2
8



16
8
8
4
4
2
2 rks
16
8
4




16
8
8
4



A  CC - AA# in organ fa├žade
B
C
A
C
B
B
A
E



D  TC
D
B
D
B
B

E  TC
E
E




B
B
A
B



3 fixed thumb pistons to Swell

3 fixed thumb pistons to Great

Gt to Ped reversible thumb piston

Gt to Ped reversible toe piston

Balanced Swell pedal

All enclosed

Compass 61/303




















Photographs:  Mark Quarmby (August 2011)

 

1 Historical details taken from the College web site: http://www.ssc.nsw.edu.au/aboutus/ourhistory.cfm  accessed 26 August 2011

2 Date of organ taken from the Gazetteer of NSW Pipe Organs (John Maidment, Society of Organists Victoria 1981) as there is no buider's plaque on the console.

3 Specification noted by Mark Quarmby (August 2011)