Organ Choice

Fergus Black selects a number of local organs that he enjoys, and are notable in one way or another.
In no particular order:

Burghley House

Fergus Black plays the organ at Burghley House Chapel

Single manual organ in the shape of a harpsichord. 1790 by Robert and William Gray.

Easton on the Hill

Easton on the Hill (Holdich) stop jamb

I played for a wedding at Easton in July, and was bowled over by this beautiful Holdich two-manual, dating from 1850, restored by Richard Bower in the 1990s.


Oundle School Chapel

Frobenius organ at Oundle School Chapel

Frobenius organ. Three-manual installed in 1984.


Vincent Woodstock organ at Fotheringhay

Built by Vincent HM Woodstock in 2000. It is a beautiful instrument with a responsive touch, that keeps you honest as a player.



Warmington organ

A two-manual Grant, Degens and Bradbeer (1977), made for Cranleigh School Chapel, Surrey—gifted to Warmington in 2009. One of many organs in the area which has benefitted from the support and enthusiasm of Northamptonshire Village Churches Organ Project (NVCOP)

St John's Stamford

St John's Stamford (Hill organ)

A magnificent 3 manual Hill instrument (NPOR N05490), sadly dilapidated, in the "care" of The Churches' Conservation

A young Malcolm Sargent with his father, Harry, at the organ of St John’s c.1905

Harry and Malcolm Sargent at St John's Stamford c.1905
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