After nearly two decades without a pipe organ, the Archdiocese commenced raising funds to enable the installation of a pipe organ built in Canada in the 1920s by the renowned Casavant brothers.
This magnificent instrument was commissioned and blessed on Sunday November 13, 2016
The sound of the organ is symphonic and romantic, with many tonal colours for the organist to mix. It speaks with a North American French accent, has exceptional tonal egress into and down the building and an even spread of sound throughout the Cathedral. In a country in which English-styled organs are the most frequently seen and heard, the Casavant Frères organ is Australia’s only example of a French-Canadian style organ built on the North American continent in inter-war years.