Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells Mark

Come and play the Church organ

21st July.

COME AND PLAY THE ORGAN – KING OF INSTRUMENT.

MARK CHURCH. Saturday 21st July 2018

Are you a keyboard player or pianist, and have you ever thought or wondered about playing the organ with its bewildering array of pipes and draw stops - not to mention the foot pedals?

You may be a pianist who would like to play the organ too.

You may be a non-player but keen to know about the mechanics and history of the instrument.

You may have played before and would like some advice or help but don’t know where to go.

A pipe organ is made of up of many moving parts, of both wooden and metal pipes and whistles. We will have on show many parts, and a working tracker action, for you to come along and play with, and try. The pipe organ in Mark church is a mechanical tracker action instrument which is easily accessible, allowing people to see the mechanical action at work as it is played.

Lance Foy, organ builders will be on hand with a working display, and members of Somerset Organists Association will be on hand to advise and answer questions, and point people in the right direction regarding coaching, access to instruments, and all aspects of playing and learning to play the organ.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The tower will be open for the duration of the event with escorted trips to admire the scenery and take those wonderful landscape shots from an iconic vantage point. Even if you are not a photographer come along and enjoy the view.

The event will run from 10.30am – 4.00pm and refreshments will be served during the lunchtime period.

If you would like to try the organ or would to know more about it, then come along and join us. All ages very welcome.

Further info:- Derek Jones [email protected]