27th September 2021

St Paul’s Canterbury, organ and chancel

It was a real privilege to take no fewer than sixty members of The Organ Club to Canterbury on 25th September – my first outing with the Club since being elected President. In St Paul’s Church David Rees-Williams improvised most imaginatively on the fine Forster & Andrews organ, and we were treated to a thorough demonstration of all the delightful new stops on the Cathedral organ by the new Director of Music, Dr David Newsholme, who happens to be my godson. Being locked in all evening with the cathedral’s Willis / Harrison & Harrison brought out the best in Club members, many of whom played excellently and enabled us to hear the entire range of this wonderful organ.

The Canterbury Cathedral console at Harrison’s workshop