Clavecin Posted March 30, 2009 Share Posted March 30, 2009 Last night we attended a performance of the 'St. John Passion' at Manchester Cathedral and very good it was too. The Dean opened the concert by welcoming everyone and announced that the priority music development for 2009 was to be a 'new organ'. I am aware from conversations with members of the resident team over the last 6 months that: 1. Paul Hale has been on site and surveyed all the current organ material. 2. A number of builders have been asked to submit proposals (sorry, can't quite remember all the names which were quoted) 3. The new instrument would be (to some extent) accommodated within a new case on the screen. Let's hope these plans get further than those made during Gordon Stewart's tenure during the '80s, when it was proposed to have a 'stock' 3 manual Walker on the screen. I gather that funds were availably at the time, but got diverted into other things. It certainly will be lovely to see a fine case back on the screen, the present aspect viewed from the nave is not pleasant. DT Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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