Jul 11, 2014

Organ concert

I wil be playing a lunchtime recital at St Swithun's Worcester to commemorate the anniversary of the death of St. John the Baptist. St Swithun's Recitals will use the 1795/1844 Gray/Nicholson organ, restored by Goetze & Gwynn in 2010, and also the Wetheringsett Organ (2002), the reconstruction of a Tudor organ of c.1530 currently on loan.

Category: Concerts
Posted by: micaela

The Organ Restoration Campaign started in 2007 before the identity of the makers was established by researcher Jim Berrow, working on behalf of The Friends of St Swithun's. Its importance was formally recognised in June 2008 with the award of a Grade I Certificate from the British Institute of Organ Studies. The certificate states: ‘The organ in St Swithun's Church, Worcester has been awarded a certificate in recognition of it being an important instrument by William and Robert Gray 1795, with additions by the newly founded firm of John Nicholson 1844 … The organ is therefore listed in the Institute's Register of Historic Pipe Organs as being an instrument of importance to the national heritage and one deserving careful preservation for the benefit of future generations.'