organ crawls • social activities • recitals • young organist lessons • public lectures
There is no charge. Donations welcome.
Richard Pinel, Fellow and Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge;
Andrew Reid, Managing Director of Harrison & Harrison;
Jonathan Kingston, Director of Music at St. Mary & St. Giles, Stony Stratford.
Callum Alger, Director of Music, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton will also demonstrate the organ.
Later in the day, there is a celebration of the J. W. Walker organ at St. Matthew’s, Northampton, once described as ‘the finest parish church organ in England’: The N&DOA Centenary Organ Recital in which Andrew and Callum will showcase the organ.
The day will also include the opportunity to try a number of other fine organs in the town, including the Walker and Hill, Norman & Beard organs of All Saints' Church, the Rushworth & Dreaper 3-manual organ at N.T.C.G. (formerly College Street Baptist Church), the August Gern 2-manual organ at St. Gregory's, and the Walker 3-manual organ at St. Michael and All Angels. A veteran bus will be available to take you to these other churches during the lunch break.
The Northampton & District Organists' Association has a website with a page devoted to the Midlands Organ Day. Please take a look. It is sure to be informative, enjoyable and sociable.
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