Churches take centre stage for organ concerts
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