Fairfield Organ Fest 24 June

FH Organ

Concert Hall
Friday 24 June 5.30pm until 7pm, come and go at any time
Entry Free

Come and hear Fairfield’s organ being put through its paces by a master organ builder and player. This is a free, informal event – come at anytime and stay as long as you want.

Fairfield’s fine organ was designed by celebrated organist and consultant Ralph Downes and was built in 1964 by Harrison & Harrison of Durham who also built the organs at the Royal Festival Halls and Coventry Cathedral.

Many renowned organists have performed at Fairfield including Nicholas DanbyDame Gillian Weir and Carlo Curley.

Throughout its life, the organ has played an important role in concerts and community events.

Andrew Scott is Director of Music at St Michael’s in Croydon and also the Head Voicer at Harrison & Harrison.  Andrew spent 16 years as London Tuner for H&H, where he was responsible for the tuning and maintenance for the organs at the Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and the Royal Festival Hall.  In addition to work in the UK, Andrew has worked on many organs across the world.

Andrew Scott and friends will be performing a selection of works to showcase different aspects of the instrument.  Andrew will also demonstrate some aspects of how the organ works. This unique event will be a last chance to hear this powerful instrument before the Fairfield close for refurbishment.

 

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Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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