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!
WITH THE ADELAIDE HARMONY CHOIR and organist ANDREW GEORG
WHEN: Palm Sunday, 2 April 2023
Where: Barossa Regional Gallery, Basedow Road, Tanunda
Tickets $50 Adults/ $45 Concession, available from:
- Online at www.trybooking.com/CFPZB
2. The Good Seed Bookshop, 83 Murray St,
Tanunda, ph (08) 8563 3748
It’s one of the world’s most beloved pieces of music, and we are very proud to bring this remarkable work back to the Barossa Regional Gallery and the Hill & Son Grand Organ in 2023! You may recall we held this concert back in 2018, but due to Covid we have had to postpone another performance… until now!
Hear the profound power and tenderness of the massed Adelaide Harmony Choir accompanied by the Hill & Son Grand Organ played masterfully by Adelaide organise Andrew Georg.
Composed by Handel in 1741, Messiah continues to inspire and delight the world over, lifting spirits and instilling joy to all who hear it. Don’t forget to stand at the Halleluia chorus and sing your heart out!
Be mesmerised this Palm Sunday with the best of Baroque.
Tickets sell out fast – last performace was a total sell out – so follow the link above to purchase your seats online, coming soon!
(picture above shows the performance in 2018… we hope you will join us for this encore in 2023!)
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
www.barossavintagefestival.com/events 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 www.barossavintagefestival.com/events 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 works by JS Bach, Naji Hakim and Boellmann, to name just a few.
This is a unique Barossa Vintage Festival concert experience not to be missed!
Book Now at www.barossavintagefestival.com/events
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!