Recital celebrating the re-opening of the refurbished organ – POSTPONED

Recital celebrating the re-opening of the refurbished organ – POSTPONED

1 year ago

After many months of refurbishment the College’s pipe organ has begun normal duties supporting services of worship in the College Chapel under the COVID-safe (no congregational singing) requirements.

The opening recital has been postponed to the new year. Internationally- acclaimed concert organist David Drury is the Director of Music at the College and has led our musical programme since his appointment in 1992. David is looking forward to presenting his program when circumstances allow for a reasonable audience to attend the Chapel for this very special event.

The programme will include well known pieces by JS Bach, Charpentier, Moreau, Peeters, Handel, Vivaldi, Buxtehude, Erbach and Karg-Elert.

All welcome

As usual this recital will be ‘exit by donation’ in support of the College’s Chapel Music Fund.

During the recital the Chaplain will re-dedicate the organ and we will be recognising the very generous support of the Albert Family, the original donors of the organ. It was brought out from Zaandam, The Netherlands where it was built in 1971 and installed in St Paul’s College Chapel in 1972, thanks to the generosity of Sir Alexis Albert (in College 1926-28). In the spirit of the enduring benefaction of the Albert family his son, Robert (in College 1953-56), funded the 2019/20 refurbishment of the organ.

All enquiries can be directed to Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development at the College on tel. 02 9550 7444, email. , or David Drury, Director of Music, email.