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The impressive newly rebuilt Sir Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ in St Mary's Church.

Our recitals are back!

Our newly refurbished and extended Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ has now been handed back to us and the answer to the question that has been asked time and time again in church and in the town over the last year is: YES, THE LUNCHTIME RECITALS ARE BACK! writes Colin Beavis.

We start on Tuesday, 9th October, when Keith Morgan, who many will remember from his time as Director of Music here at St Mary’s, will play. After that Edgars Cuzinskis, Director of Music at the United Reformed Church in Melton will play on Tuesday, 23rd October, followed by Ron Berry, organist at St Luke's Church, Thurnby,  on 13th November, and finally before Christmas our own Director of Music James Gutteridge on 11th December.
 
We ran a very successful series of Lunchtime Organ Recitals from 1999 until December 2016 when the church closed for the Re-ordering Project. With the refurbished and extended organ back in the church, the very popular recitals will again take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month throughout the year commencing on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018. The recitals commence at 1pm and will run for approximately 45 minutes. Admission is free and refreshments are available. A retiring collection will be taken for the Organ Fund. For further details on the lunchtime recitals contact the Parish Office or email colin.beavis@ntlworld.com The programme of recitalists is set out below.
 

 

2018

9th October: Keith Morgan, a former Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Melton;
 
23rd October: Edgars Cuzinskis, Director of Music, United Reformed Church, Melton;
 
13th November: Ron Berry, Organist, St Luke's Church, Thurnby;
 
11th December: James Gutteridge, Director of Music, St Mary’s, Melton Mowbray.
 
 

2019 


Currently being booked. Confirmed dates so far are:

8th January: Ivan Linford

26th March: Michael Overbury, a former Director of Music, Worksop Priory;

14th May: Anne de Graeve, a former Director of Music, St Mary's Melton Mowbray;

27th August: Laurence John, Organ Scholar, The Queens College, Oxford;

*Find out the full facts about the refurbished and extended Malcolm Sargent Memorial Organ by clicking here.

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