DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE TALK AND ORGAN RECITAL
ON FRIDAY 19TH MAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
THE EVENT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED LATER THIS YEAR.
Friday 19th May 2017 at 7.30 pm in St Michael’s Church at Great Gidding
José Hopkins (Diocese of Ely Organ Advisor) will give a short talk about the organ builder Denman of York, following which Stephen Barber (Kings Cliffe Parish Church) will give a 50 minute recital demonstrating to advantage the work recently completed on our own organ.
Free Admission – there will be a retiring collection.
Work is in progress on the Denman organ in St Michael’s Church to achieve what might be termed “the completion” of the instrument. When the organ was built in the late nineteenth century; like today, money was obviously tight for the then congregation (nothing changes!). Accordingly certain things weren’t included, and this work seeks to remedy those omissions.
The work – being carried out by E J Johnson & Son (Cambridge) Ltd – has three elements:
- provision of the missing bottom 12 notes of the Swell Oboe, using full length Bassoon pipes
- a new coupler mechanism, including a Swell to Pedal coupler – never previously installed
- restoration of the Great Viola di Gamba rank, including new pipework
It is with thanks to Lois Jordan for her legacy which has enabled this work on the organ to be carried out.