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Come and Try the Organ
Saturday, February 23rd 2008 at St Margaret's Church, Oxford

Malcolm Pearce
Bryanston School
and formerly Director of Music, Magdalen College School, Oxford


11 am


11 - 12.30 Introduction to the pipe organ, using both instruments in the church (tracker & electric actions). 'Hands on' opportunities. Tours of the main organ chamber.

12.30 - 1.30

Lunch break (bring a packed lunch). Tea, coffee & squash provided.

1.30 - 5 pm

Individual tuition (c20 minutes per session) to a restricted number of players; other attendees may observe when not playing.

Afternoon: some participants will be able to 'have a go' in the 20-minute sessions (3 per hour). Those who would like this individual tuition should book a time; they can stay for any or all of the afternoon session as they wish.

St Margaret's has two organs; a small tracker chamber organ, and a larger two manual electric action instrument, recently rebuilt by Nicholson's, with a particularly fine detached console (above).

Organiser: Richard Goodall (01865 763045)

St Margaret's, Oxford
is at the junction of St Margaret's Road and Kingston Road, between the Oxford Canal and Woodstock Road. Map

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