Cathedral’s Tassie touch

Craftsmanship. Blackwood from Britton Timbers has been used to craft a spectacular organ in a South Australian church.

In Adelaide’s magnificent St Francis Xavier Cathedral, a rare Canadian Casavant Frères pipe organ was sourced to complete a nine-year transformation of the holy structure.

Originally built in 1927 and installed for 70 years in a Montreal church, the 3500 pipes weighing 16 tonnes were painstakingly dismantled, transported and re-built.

Renowned South Australian master craftsman Lex Stobie was commissioned to undertake the fit-out of the façade, case work and other associated cabinetry around the instrument using the ideal timber: Tasmanian Blackwood.

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