2nd November 2021

The organ at St Mary Platt, decorated for Harvest

A busy week last week, with visits to the wonderful and nearly complete new Nicholson at Radley College, a recital given at St Swithun’s Retford (Notts) on a rather good Cousans, and a recital given at St Mary’s, Platt (Kent) on an organ rebuilt by HNB to my design back in 1983 which has recently been renovated. Notable at both places was a large and enthusiastic audience – so pleased to be back for a live recital – and warm churches! Long may both continue – for instance at St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, where this coming Saturday I am giving an 11.00am recital and then a 2.30pm illustrated lecture (with more than 100 projected images) on some recent significant organ projects for which I have been the consultant. Hosted by the Somerset Organists’ Association and by the church, the events are open to all. Do come along if you’re in the area: a fine Father Willis organ with a new Tuba is always worth travelling to hear!

Retford St Swithun