There are a range of Friends events held throughout the year, including concerts at the Hill & Son Grand Organ, social gatherings, and recitals at various pipe organs throughout the Barossa Valley and beyond. Our events are posted on this page, as well as on our Facebook page – remember to Like Us on Facebook to get regular updates and news in your news feed.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next event!

Barossa Vintage Festival

Historic Pipe Organs & Bells Tour

Music for Grand Organ Concert

WHEN: Friday, 21st April commencing 1:00pm sharp
WHERE: Leaving from Barossa Regional Gallery, Basedow Road, Tanunda, to visit sites around the Barossa Valley
TICKETS: $25 Adults, Children Free. Available online at or on the day (if not sold out prior)
WHEN: Sunday, 23rd April @ 2:30pm
WHERE: Barossa Regional Gallery, Basedow Road, Tanunda
TICKETS: $25 Adults, Children Free. Available online at or at the door on the day (if not sold out prior)

Join us as we travel the beautiful Barossa and experience the sights and sounds of it’s glorious musical heritage! This tour will take you to some of the Valley’s most prized and historically significant Pipe Organs and Bells in local churches, where you will not only have a chance to see the instrument, but hear them in action in a short recital.

Please note that this is a self transporting tour, ie you will need to drive yourself in your own car between our destinations.

This special event gives a fascinating insight into some of the Barossa’s organs and bells, their makers, and their music, so why not join us and experience the past, present and future of music in the Valley.

 This tour is always immensely popular so make sure you book early to secure your spot!

Experience the magnificent 1877 Hill & Son Grand Organ in concert, played by Robert Ampt, one of Australia’s leading concert organists.

Robert (above) was Sydney City Organist for 44 years, where he presided over their remarkable Hill & Son organ of international fame in Sydney Centennial Hall until his retirement at the end of 2022. He is still the organist/choirmaster of Sydney’s German Lutheran Church, Patron of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia (OHTA) and a private organ teacher. He has also performed widely in Australia, New Zealand, the US and Europe. He brings personality and vibrancy to his organ playing, and will present an entertaining program of:

Trumpet Tune (Ampt)
Mariales (Naji Hakim)
Sleepers Wake & O Sacred Head (Bach)
Prelude & Fugue in C Minor (Bach)
Danny Boy & The Bells are Calling (Ampt)
Chopsticks (Ampt)
Suite Gothique (Boellmann)


Music for a Royal Occasion

Celebrate the Coronation with the King of Instruments this SA History Month!

WHEN: Sunday, 21st May, 2023
TIME: 2:30pm
WHERE: Barossa Regional Gallery, Basedow Road, Tanunda

ORGANIST: Peter Kelsall (Adelaide)

With the Coronation of King Charles III at the beginning of May, continue the Royal excitement with renowned Adelaide organist, Peter Kelsall and a concert of “Music for a Royal Occasion” as part of SA History Month.

In 2015, then Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited the Barossa Valley and learnt about the Hill & Son Grand Organ in Tanunda. Here’s your very own opportunity to experience the Hill’s music and its association with Royal occasions in the Adelaide Town
Hall over the last 145 years. Feel the pomp and spectacle that is all things royal, right here in your own back yard!

The pipe organ is the King of Instruments… being Royal is what it does best, so make sure you join us for this most special and royal of occasions with Peter at the console this May!

TICKETS available at the door on the day or in advance via Eventbrite at:

Cost for tickets is $20 for adults (plus booking fee via Eventbrite), with kids under 18 free!

Tour, Talk, Taste!

Come and see the Hill and Son Grand Organ and experience it’s wonder!

Where: Barossa Regional Gallery, Basedow Rd, Tanunda
Tickets: Suggested $5 donation for adults
Bookings: Not required, just turn up. (NOTE: Large groups of 20 or more please call ahead to the Gallery to ensure that space is available).

Experience the Hill and Son Grand Organ up close and personal in this special tour.

TOUR the organ and see its workings both inside and out

TALK about the organ and hear its colourful history

TASTE the beautiful sounds in a demonstration.

A great experience for the entire family, why not join us and be inspired by this ‘King of Instruments’, right here in the Barossa Valley!