The Organ Builders

 (formerly trading as Cooper, Gill and Tomkins) established in 1902


This was the Cape Town Headquarters in 1953 . The pipes in the foreground (16' Open Diapason) were later installed in Sea Point Methodist Church.





Last updated February 2004

100 Years of Pipe Organ building in Southern Africa

 Cooper, Gill and Tompkins (now "The Organ Builders) celebrated 100 years of pipe organ building in Southern Africa 2002. The is is the oldest organ building firm in Southern Africa still in existence and they have played a valuable role in the cultural and religious life of this country for a hundred years. Notable instruments installed by the company include those in the City Halls of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria and the Cathedral organs of St Mary's, Johannesburg and St George's, Cape Town. Recent installations include the Drakensburg Boys Choir and the historic Alhambra Wurlitzer Theatre Organ in the Nico Malan/ Artscape Theatre. They have also erected, tuned and maintained hundreds of smaller organs for all church denominations even in the furthest corners of this country as well as Zimbabwe.

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