In October of both 2013 and 2014, the St Petersburg Resurrection Choir, under the baton of Jurij Maruk, visited us in aid of our appeal. Their sound filled the building and was appreciated by a small but dedicated audience!
Visit their website at:
On 23 June 2013, Marshside Brass Band played a concert for us in aid of the Organ Appeal, conducted by Peter Leary:
The Appeal was launched with a recital by David Poulter, Director of Music at Liverpool Cathedral, on 3 November, 2012:
Our Sponsor-a-Pipe scheme allows you to put your name to one of nearly three-and-a-half thousand pipes inside the organ. Following sponsorship, you will receive a certificate detailing which pipes have been sponsored and, if applicable, any dedication attached to the sponsorship, such as that at the link below:
Sponsor a pipe cert template
We are currently attempting to raise the enormous sum of £150,000 to completely restore the instrument. Whilst it still sounds well, there are many issues inside with the ‘action’, that is, the mechanism which controls wind getting into the pipes. Most of these issues arise from leather parts cracking and splitting, allowing high-pressure wind to leak out, and causing moving parts to fail.
Click below for a Powerpoint used to highlight some of these issues at the launch of the Appeal:
The details of the fascinating history of this instrument are covered in the ‘History’ page; however, a printed version with additional photographs is now available from the church, for a modest donation to the restoration fund.
Let us keep you updated on everything to do with the project to maintain this superb instrument!