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  1. 'Many thanks for all of the interest in the Bradford organ project. If I were able to register as a member in order to post, I would gladly have done so; this not being possible, I am grateful to Jonathan for posting on my behalf. To confirm, yes there used to be a nave pipe division at the west end, which was dismantled in 1987. The Purcell Trumpet was indeed retained and can now be seen en chamade at the very top of the chancel organ case. If anybody knows for definite what happened to the remainder of the pipework, I should be fascinated to know. My understanding is that nobody knows qu
  2. We are pleased to report the completion of the first phase of restoration work at Bradford Cathedral. The instrument now benefits from a revitalised and redesigned console, with new keyboards, pedal board, swell pedals, toe and thumb piston layouts, sequencer and stepper facilities, and a new bench, all commissioned from P&S and installed by A J Carter of Wakefield, working in conjunction with Andrew Cooper. The new console has considerably eased the experience of playing the instrument, and resident players and visitors alike are delighted by it. Fundraising is ongoing, with £118,000
  3. We are pleased to report the completion of the first phase of restoration work at Bradford Cathedral. The instrument now benefits from a revitalised and redesigned console, with new keyboards, pedal board, swell pedals, toe and thumb piston layouts, sequencer and stepper facilities, and a new bench, all commissioned from P&S and installed by A J Carter of Wakefield, working in conjunction with Andrew Cooper. The new console has considerably eased the experience of playing the instrument, and resident players and visitors alike are delighted by it. Fundraising is ongoing, with £118,000
  4. Bradford Cathedral are pleased to welcome ANDREW LUCAS (St. Albans Abbey) Wednesday 22nd May at 13.05 Programme Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 -1750) Sonata Op 65, No 4 in B flat Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-47) i Allegro con brio ii Andante religioso iii Allegretto iv Allegro maestoso Psalm-prelude, Op 32, Set 1, No. 2 Herbert Howells (1892-1983) “But the meek spirited shall possess the earth and be refreshed in the
  5. Bradford Cathedral are pleased to welcome Jennifer Bate on May 1st at 1.05pm. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV564 Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750 Choral No. 2 in B minor César Franck 1822-1890 March upon Handel’s Lift up your heads Op. 15 Alexandre Guilmant 1837-1911 Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain Maurice Duruflé 1902-1986 Andantino Sir Lennox Berkley 1903-1989
  6. Hi John, The plan is to lay the bottom octave of the 32' reed on top of the swell box. Jonathan
  7. Thank you for your interest in the Bradford Organ Appeal. I tried to create an account of my own, but was unable to do so as the moderator is apparently not accepting any new accounts at the time being, so thank you to Jonathan for posting this on my behalf. Anyway, to put the record straight, we shall be inviting further quotes for the work in due course once the public appeal is well and truly underway and once we have started to harness support from grant-making and charitable trusts and organisations. We have one reliable and realistic quote already, based on the repairs and enhancements
  8. As yet we are still in the early stages of fundraising but will be looking for quotes for work in the near future. Best Jonathan Jonathan Eyre Assistant Director of Music
  9. For those of you technically minded you may also like to join our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/BradfordCathedralChoir
  10. If any of you happen to be in Bradford this coming Wednesday, Alexander Woodrow (Director of Music) will be launching our £250,000 organ refurbishment appeal. The recital is at 1.05pm with a buffet style lunch at 12.30. There is a regular series of recitals most Wednesdays, and further details can be found at www.bradfordcathedral.org To find out more about the appeal visit our dedicated appeal website: www.bradfordcathedralorganappeal.co.uk Do join us if you are able.
  11. David Condry is being replaced by Jonathan Eyre as Assistant Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral (Sept 2012).
  12. Sadly no-one has been appointed. The appointment process happened as scheduled with none of the candidates being appointed.
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