Organ and Music Outreach
Sunday 8th July 2012 was the "Last Chance to Hear" our Father Willis Organ before restoration.
The present organ was built by Henry ("Father") Willis in 1877-78, designed integrally with the architecture and
Union Chapel has a long-established musical tradition. It was at the forefront of choral singing in Victorian times, with a succession of distinguished organists and we hope to restore that tradition.
View more photos of the restoration work in progress on the Union Chapel facebook page.
The Friends have launched a fundraising appeal for the repair of the organ and for the Music Outreach Programme next year.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the organ restoration project a First Round grant of £345,700.
Why not join the Friends of the Organ for £10 per annum? See further details of the Friends of Union Chapel Organ here.
An extract from the "The Making of the Victorian Organ" by Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite, with details of the specification
A link to the Harrison & Harrison Organ Builders website can be found here.
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