Churches take cen­tre stage for or­gan con­certs

Ayrshire Post - - Church News -

Churches have stepped in as one of Scot­land’s top or­gans grinds to a tem­po­rary halt.

Two Ayr churches will host world renowned or­gan­ist per­for­mances to give the town hall or­gan some respite.

The pop­u­lar Or­gan­ist En­ter­tains con­certs nor­mally take place in the town hall but the 1904 Lewis Or­gan will not be ready for play­ing un­til May.

The in­stru­ment, which is the sec­ond best or­gan in Scot­land sec­ond only to the Kelv­in­grove Mu­seum’s in­stru­ment, is im­pacted by the win­ter cli­mate.

Step for­ward Ayr’s Holy Trin­ity and St Columba’s Church.

The churches will host per­form­ers in April un­til the“tem­per­a­men­tal” town hall or­gan is ready.

Con­cert or­gan­iser Michael Hitchon ( MBE) has booked play­ers from all over the world for the up­com­ing per­for­mances.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the or­gan con­certs see page 52.

Not ready The Town Hall or­gan

Host St Columba’s Church

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