Organ

We are delighted that William Drake Limited have completed installation of the new organ and it was heard for the first time at Mattins on Sunday 22nd. September 2019 and to follow:

CELEBRITY ORGAN CONCERT - January 19th 2020, 7.30pm.

 NATHAN LAUBE

We are thrilled that the first full concert on the new organ will be given by international virtuoso and rising star of the organ world, Nathan Laube. He will showcase all that the new instrument can do in a sparkling programme of works spanning the centuries.

 Tickets available from the Cadogan Hall box office:

 https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/nathan-laube-celebrity-organ-concert/

or telephone 020 7730 4500

 For more information about Nathan Laube: http://www.nathanlaube.com/index.php?p=bio


THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH ORGANSaturday 22 February 2020

In association with Fugue State Films & West Sussex Organists Association

10.00am Presentation from Will Fraser (Fugue State Films) and screening of excerpt from “The History of the English Organ” (DVD)

11.30am Recital: DANIEL MOULT (Royal Birmingham Concervatoire)

Tickets £10 available on the door. Recital lasts approximately one hour.


RECITAL by DAVID DAVIES - Wednesday 25 March 2020

In association with Devon Art Fund

6.30pm Recital: DAVID DAVIES (Buckfast Abbey)

Tickets £10 available on the door. Recital lasts approximately 75 minutes.



THE ORGAN OF CHELSEA OLD CHURCH is an entirely new three-manual and pedal, 33-stop organ built by William Drake Limited of Devon and completed in 2019.  Built in the English classical tradition for which the firm has become renowned, it incorporates elements of Victorian organbuilding and Continental influences enabling the instrument to lead worship in the Anglican tradition whilst comfortably playing the organ repertoire.  The new case design was inspired by an organ once thought to be in the church in the eighteenth-century.


Joost de Boer has been building organs for over 25 years 

https://www.williamdrake.co.uk/2018/07/new-organ-for-chelsea-old-church-july-2018-update/

https://www.facebook.com/William-Drake-Limited-Specialist-Organ-Builders-1027936423957252/


Artists impression of the new organ



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