Organ recitals are held once a month on the third Sunday of each month May to October.
The recitals commence at 6pm on SUNDAYS and are followed by refreshments in the vestry. The first recital for 2018 will be: Sunday May 20 Andrew Chadney Sunday June 17 John Mitchell Sunday July 15 Pieter Shaw & Maggie Tang Sunday August 19 Irene Wolstenholme & Samzu Agbaje Sunday Sept 16 Bridget West Sunday October 21 Mark Cyphus
Entry is free however there is a retiring collection for Christian Aid.
The William Hill Organ
The firm of William Hill existed from about 1832 to 1916. William Hill (1789 – 1871) was one of the most famous Victorian organ builders. The organ in All Saints was built when Hill’s grandson, Dr Arthur George Hill, MA, LittD, FSA (1857 – 1923) was head of the firm. He was noted for noble and well-designed organ cases. The casework at All Saints has fine pipe shades, though the pipe shade on the bass side, regrettably, has been lost.
There is still a slot at the side of the organ where the hand pump lever was, with little wheels for the ‘tell-tale’ to indicate the amount of wind (air) left in the bellows.
When the organ was installed in All Saints a panel from the Sanctuary was used at the rear of the instrument, with the original brass plaque.
The organ was a wide use beyond its liturgical function. Recitals and concerts are held regularly during the summer season and the instrument is greatly appreciated by the parishioners.
A booklet on the history of the organ is available at the church, price £1
History of Music at All Saints'
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