Shropshire Lad Posted August 31, 2010 Share Posted August 31, 2010 I was privileged to hear Dr Francis Jackson play his recital at the Minster on August 14th which for me was a milestone. Despite being the modest age of 37!, I've always wanted to hear FJ, one of my heroes, play and at long last it was worth the wait. It was great to see an organist use hand registration, departmental pistons and use of swell pedal in the Bach (shock horror!) I can just about remember hearing GTB live although that feels an age ago. Having limited knowledge of the Minster, I was wandering why the nave console wasn't used for the recital. Presumably it would give the audience greater visibility and also mean that the audience were sat in the position where the majority of the organ speaks. I couldn't help feeling that I was sat behind the organ whilst sat in the quire area which I suppose I was. Is this traditional for the audience to be sat in the quire or does this vary from concert to concert? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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