Saturday October 7th at 5pm.
The 3rd Anniversary Recital marking the installation of the PPO organ in the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon is being given by Roy Massey, Organist Emeritus, Hereford Cathedral.
I don't know the programme at the moment but can imagine that it will be very, very good!
Note the early start time - very welcome to me at least as 7pm or later on a Saturday just doesn't work...
Greetings folks, this is my very first post as a new member.
Lewis At St. Alban Teddington - Pre Vandal Destruction
Do members have any first-hand experience of this sad instrument, please?
I played it just once in 1963 but can't recall the experience except to say that I remember there wasn't a case, so building frame, chests and pipework were laid bare.
Furthermore, I recall bee's buzzing around the console, because they had made nests in the bricked-up unfinished west wall. The Willis 3 console - if my memory serves me well - occupied a space in the western-end of the south nave aisle. The instrument was located in the eastern end of the north nave aisle. So presumably was moved from its pre-war north chancel position, perhaps post WWW2.
Overall though, a sense of being unloved and unfinished of church building and organ was felt.