Sungrak Baptist Church
(formerly St Margaret's Presbyterian)
Eastern Road, Turramurra.

Hill, Norman & Beard 1929 (2/6 ranks extension, electro-pneumatic)


From SOJ Autumn 2006 (Richard Baker p15 and Peter Jewkes p34 writing):

The change of this church from its previously having been St Margaret's Presbyterian is illustrative of the amalgamations amongst churches and rationalisation of church properties, changes in demographics, and changes in styles of worship which are taking place in Sydney and beyond. Sungrak Baptlst is a Korean congregation ln the full gospel traditlon, and music during services Is played on piano, keyboards and percussion as well as on the organ. It was apparent that the church has an enthusiastic choir.

This very solid brick church building dates from 1927 and the two manual William Hill & Son and Norman & Beard organ was installed in 1929. A brass plate on the case designates it as the Roseburn Organ.

This is probably the oldest extension organ in Sydney. It has six ranks from which the specification is derived. Each rank can be controlled independently by a ventil system, quite an unusual arrangement. The instrument occupies a chamber behind the dais, and the entire organ is enclosed, the zinc display pipes being dummies. The detached console is off to the right. After over seventy years this organ remains virtually as it we when it was installed, retaining its original electro-pneumatic action, all
evidently working reliably. It speaks with a strong, clear and impressive voice.

The six ranks are A Diapason; B Flute; C Celeste; D Dulciana; E Viola and F Oboe. There are four manual pistons and five toe pistons.

The specification is:

Great
Open Diapason
Stopped Diapason
Dulciana
Octave
Flute
Piccolo

Swell
Open Diapason
Lieblich Gedackt
Viol d'Orchestre
Voix Celestes
Viola
Flute
Oboe

Pedal
Bourdon
Bass Flute
Dolce

Couplers
Swell Octave
Swell Sub Octave
Swell to Great
Swell Octave to Great
Swell Sub to Great
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal


Tremulant I
Tremulant II

8
8
8
4
4
2


8
8
8
8
4
4
8


16
8
8














A
B
D
A
B
B


A
B
E
C
E
B
F


B
B
D















Electro-pneumatic action