A gala opening recital for the new pipe organ in St Bartholomew’s Church in Wilmslow will be held at 3pm on Saturday 10th March by Roger Fisher of Chester Cathedral.
Roger has chosen a varied programme of music lasting an hour which will clearly demonstrate the power and versatility of the new instrument. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.
The new organ playing console can be moved around the church and the audience will therefore have a clear view of the performer at work.
It has been specially built by York Pipe Organs (formally known as Principal Pipe Organs under which name they undertook the rebuilding of the organ in St Mary’s Church, Nether Alderley) and work began in their workshops in January 2017.
The organ has been steadily taking shape in St Bartholomew’s since October 2017. The organ has three rows of playing keys and foot pedals and a total of 42 speaking stops.
It is equipped with all the latest technology to make control of such a large instrument easy to manage.
There is a year-long programme of recitals arranged to celebrate the new organ and details may be found at: www.organrecitals.com