The Organ At Norwegian Seamenís Mission
organ at the Norwegian Seamenís Mission (also the Swedish Church) was built
in 1960 by Danish builders. It stood in Hemlingby Church in Gšvle, Sweden
before being brought to Singapore as a gift by Wilhelmsen Line as part of the
40th Jubilee of the church of St John (now known as the Norwegian
it was inaugurated on 14th January 1996 featuring organist Kristine Hagen, it
was refurbished by organ builder Walter ThŁr who first had it in his workshop
to carry out a thorough review, replaced its blower and parts. Upon arrival
in Singapore, the organ was later installed and voiced at the church.
ThŁr was born and raised in Austria where he learnt to be an organ builder.
He later worked in Sweden as an organ builder before moving to Norway to
start his own organ shop.
organ was not known to AGO until 2005. It was subsequently restored by
Singaporean organ builder Robert Navaratnam.