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St Paul's Chapel, Mirrabooka

JSR St Pauls Chapel Mirrabooka
Concept of the organ from the design drawings

During construction

St Pauls Chapel
Organ as completed by Rudolf von Beckerath

Paul 03
Display pipes

Paul 04

Left Right
Left and Right stop jambs

Name of institution John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
Type of institution School
Street Address Mirrabooka Avenue
City Mirrabooka
State Western Australia
Postcode 6061
Country Australia
Name of building St Paul's Chapel
Name of room Sanctuary
Dates of the building May 1999
Architect’s and builder’s names
Special architectural features
Special fittings
Other location information John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Western Australia's largest independent school, shares its chapel with the Anglican Parish of St. Paul's (Mirrabooka). Commissioned in May 1999, this landmark structure in Perth's northern suburbs combines clean, modern lines with warmth and resonance. Its reverberation has made it alluring to many of Western Australia's top musicians, who perform there with increasing regularity. Singers, in particular, marvel at the resonant features. The school's Department of Music regularly hosts Sunday afternoon recitals, which are as much a showcase of the Chapel's acoustic properties as they are of the artist's talent.
Name of contact
Mailing Address
Other contact information
Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ
Detail of previous organ Allen MDS-65 digital organ.
This was the largest installation of an Allen organ in Western Australia.

Gemshorn 16'
Prinzipal 8'
Rohrflote 8'
Flute Celeste 8'
Octav 4'
Spitzflote 4'
Quinte 2-2/3'
Super Octav 2'
Waldflote 2'
Mixtur IV
Trompete 8'
Krummhorn 8'
Harpsichord 8'
Harpsichord 4'
Holzgedackt 8'
Erzahler 8'
Erzahler Celeste 8'
Prinzipal 4'
Traversflote 4'
Nasat 2-2/3'
Oktav 2'
Blockflote 2'
Terz 1-3/5'
Quintflote 1-1/3'
Mixtur IV
Dulzian 16'
Cor Anglais 8'
Gemshorn 8'
Flute Bouchee 8'
Salicional 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Principal Conique 4'
Flute a Fuseau 4'
Nasard 2-2/3'
Flute a Bec 2'
Tierce 1-3/5'
Sifflet 1'
Fourniture IV
Basson 16'
Trompette 8'
Hautbois 8'
Clarion 4'
Alterable Voices
Orchestral Flute 4'
Brass I
Brass II
Orchestral Oboe
Contre Bourdon 32'
Diapason 16'
Bourdon 16'
Lieblich gedackt 16'
Octave 8'
Gedaktflote 8'
Choralbass 4'
Flute Ouverte 4'
Mixtur IV
Posaune 16'
Trompete 8'
Schalmei 4'
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ Upgraded with an Allen MDS Expander II which allows the addition of ranks (such as an eight-foot Spanish Trumpet, or Bells and other percussion stops)
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
Present organ
Type of installation Rear gallery
Case description
Placement in room Gallery
Builder's name Rudolf von Beckerath, Hamburg, Germany.
Opus number
Date of completion/installation 2011
Construction materials
Number of manuals Three (3)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals
Pedalboard type
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Mechanical
Type of stop action Electric

Recit to Postif
Postiv to G.O.
Recit to G.O.
Recit Sub Oct to G.O.
Recit Oct. to G.O.
G.O. to Ped
Postif to Ped
Recit to Ped
Recit Oct. to Ped
G.O. & Pedale Combs Coupled
Generals of Recit Tie Pis.

Tremulants Separate tremblants to each division
Console type Integral drawstop
Stop label material
General design
Playing aids
Divisions    Grande Orgue, Positif, Recit, Pedale
Wind pressures
Stop list

The planned organ stoplist

Principal 16'
Principal 8'
Flute 8'
Principal 4'
Principal 2'
Mixture V
Trumpet 8'
Harmonic Flute 8'
Bourdon 8'
Cor de nuit 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Flute 2'
1 3/5'
Trompette 8'
Cromorne 8'
Flute Allemande 16'
Salicional 8'
Bourdon 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Principal 4'
Flute Octavinte 4'
Octavin 2'
Mixture V
Basson 16'
Trompette Harmonique 8'
Hautbois 8'
Principal 16'
Subbass 16'
Principal 8'
Flute 8'
Fifteenth 4'
Quint 5 1/3'
Mixture IV
Posaune 16'

The Stoplist as built

Montre 16'
Montre 8'
Flûte Conique 8'
Prestant 4'
Flûte 4
Doublet 2'
Fourniture V 2'
Trompette 8'
Harm. Flûte 8'
Bourdon 8'
Cor de Nuit 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Flute 2'
1 3/5'
Trompette 8'
Cromorne 8'
Flûte Allemande 16'
Bourdon 8'
Gambe conique 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Prestant 4'
Flûte octaviante 4'
Octavin 2'
Plein jeu V 2 2/3'
Basson 16'
Tromp. Harm. 8'
Hautbois 8'
Principal basse 16'
Soubasse 16'
Octave basse 8'
Gedackt basse 8'
Quint basse 5 1/3'
Choral basse 4'
Mixture IV 2 2/3'
Posaune 16'


Total number of stops 35 stops
Total number of ranks 46 ranks
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ
Current status
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Photographs of organ from Rudolf von Beckerath
Technical documents  In The Pipeline article
General documents
Supporting information The School has two other pipe organs: one in the Performing Arts Centre and another Continuo organ.
Document control This entry D B Duncan 10 December 2010.
Updated information and photograph 30 January 2012.
Stoplist of Allen Organ supplied by Allen Organs WA
New photographs from Patrick Elms 11 May 2019
Updated stoplist and photographs of stop jambs from John Beaverstock 24 May 2020