University Theatres

McGillivray Organ

McGillivray Organ

Further information

The organ is a quality three manual and pedal instrument designed and built for Winthrop Hall in 1965 by the prestigious English firm of J W Walker Ltd.

The tonal style was a typical English interpretation of the "neo-baroque" style in vogue at the time.

In 2008 the organ was completely restored and upgraded by the South Island Organ Company. The rebuild included an aesthetic redesign of the trumpet real (picture) by Dr Jim Rowlands.

The refurbishment and voicing by SIOC has provided the instrument with a rich new sound and increased versatility.

Great Organ

Quintaton
16(a)
Open diapason
8 (1-12 offset)
Principal
8 (1-12 offset)
Spitzflute
8 (1-12 offset)
Octave
4
Rohrflute
4
Twelfth
2 2/3
Fifteenth
2
Sesquiattera (12-17)
IIrks
Mixture (19-22-26-29)
IVrks
Trompette
8(b)
Clarion
4

Swell Organ

Bourdon
16(c)
Open diapason
8 (1-12 offset)
Gedeckt
8
Viola da gamba
8 (1-12 offset)
Voix Celeste
8
Gemshorn
4
Koppel Flute
4
Fifteenth
2
Mixture (22-26-29-33)
IVrks
Bassoon
16(d)
Cornopean
8
Bassoon
8(d)
Clarion
4

Couplers

  • Swell Octave
  • Swell Sub Octave
  • Swell Unison Off
  • Choir Octave
  • Choir Sub Octave
  • Choir Unison Off
  • Swell to Great
  • Swell to Positive
  • Positive to Great
  • Swell to Pedal
  • Great to Pedal   
  • Positive to Pedal

Positive Organ

Stopped Diapason
8 (1-12 offset)
Nason flute
4
Nazard
2 2/3
Principal
2 (1-10 offset)
Blockflute
2
Tierce
1 3/5
Larigot
1 1/3
Cymbal (33-36)
llrks
Crumhorn
8
Trompette
8(b)
Trompeta Real
8(e)

Choir Organ (Expressive)

Orchestral Flute
8 (1-12 offset)
Salicional
8 (1-12 offset)
Vox Angelica
8
Vienna Flute
4
Vox Humana
8

Pedal Organ

Double open diapason
32(f)
Principal
16(f)
Bourdon
16(g)
Quintaton
16(a)
Octave
8(h)
Bass Flute
8(g)
Fifteenth
4(h)
Octave Flute
4(g)
Mixture (22-26-29)
IIIrks(j)
Contra Trombone
32(i)
Trombone
16(i)
Contra Bassoon
16(d)
Trumpet (from 45)
8(i)

Accessories

  • Swell Tremulant
  • Choir Tremulant
  • Positive Tremulant