Our Restoration of our historic Harrison & Harrison pipe organ is now complete!
our opening Gala Extravaganza Concert was on June 4th, given by NIGEL OGDEN of Radio 2 “The Organist Entertains” fame, and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!
We heard THE INSTRUMENT IN ALL ITS GLORY!
Nigel used intriguing Stop Combinations, and produced some amazing sounds; and he showed the capabilities of this magnificent instrument fully.
the audience was very attentive and appreciative, and called for more after Nigel came down from the organ loft. he played a combination of “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” and “I do like to be beside the seaside” as an encore, which brought the House down!
Nigel commented afterwards that the organ is now a delight to play, and if we ask him again, he will be back like a shot! “SO WATCH THIS SPACE!”
The organ fund is now better off by another £1000, thanks to nigel and the Audience!
MAKING THE TOTAL RAISED TO £77,000. (only another £65,000 to go…….!!)
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME, PLEASE COME AGAIN!