On Saturday, September 14 visitors to St James’ Church New Brighton will be able to feast on non-stop organ music as 12 of the North West’s top organists play continuously from 10am to 4pm.
This unique event, known as Organfest 2, will showcase a variety of music and organists, each playing for half-an-hour on the renowned historic organ at St James’.
Music lovers from the area are warmly invited to drop in to the beautiful church in Albion Street, New Brighton, and stay for as long as they like to enjoy part or all of this extravaganza.
There is no charge, but contributions to the church’s restoration fund will be welcome.
Home made refreshments will be on sale.
The event follows the same format as the original Organfest run by the church two years ago.
The renowned historic organ at St James’ Church in New Brighton
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On that day a young lady called Katinka Mitchell sitting in the audience was so captivated by what she heard that she decided she had to become an organist and play the fine St James’ instrument.
After two years of intense training and practice she is now proud to be one of the musicians performing at Organfest 2!
Reverend Heather Atkinson, vicar of St James’, said: “We feel that Organfest is our unique contribution to the musical heritage of the Wirral and beyond.
“Whether you are passionate about organ recitals, or just like the thought of relaxing in a historic building listening to beautiful music, this is the event for you.”