Peter Clark Posted December 2, 2008 Share Posted December 2, 2008 The local paper, the South Wales Echo, carried a story (with photo) last Friday concerning the apparent need to get rid of the 4-manual Christie currently in Barry Memorial Halls. NPOR has the spec : http://npor.emma.cam.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch...ec_index=N01867 The reasons given, according to the paper's report, are that it "takes up too much room" and that "there are not enough organists around to play it." As to the second reason, I wonder how many you need - one has usually proved sufficient in my experience. Now I know that the theatre organ is to not everybody's taste but this was a fine instrument in its day, but the paper also notes that it has not been played for four years so I suspect that some deterioration has occured. Short of a letter writing campaign or battering the doors of the town council or both, what else is there one can do? Offer free concerts (subject to the management paying for fixing the instrument)? Any ideas? Peter Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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