Our new organ – like all else we do – combines the best of the old and new: a new two-manual and pedal design by Kenneth Tickell & Company placed in the fine existing case. The character of the organ is not only an exceptional asset to this church, but also adds greatly to the richness of organ culture in the City and the capital.
In 2004 John Norman was appointed consultant
Kenneth Tickell & Company were chosen as builders
Funds were raised from corporate and personal donors as well as by the Parish
In January 2010 the old Rushworth & Dreaper instrument was removed from the case
Between April and July Tickell’s team installed the new organ
Voicing took place throughout August
On the 29th September 2010 the Inaugural Recital was given by Thomas Trotter
The style of the organ case (built to accommodate Rushworth & Dreaper’s instrument in the 1960s) bears similarities to the work of the Alsace Silbermann family in the 18th century. The French inspiration behind the stoplist echoes the influences found in the casework. With the exception of some large wooden Pedal basses, the instrument is entirely new.
In total, the design and installation of the new organ has cost £350,000. Donations to the Appeal are still most welcome. There are three ways to help straight away:
+ Make a donation (cheques can be made payable to 'St Mary-le-Bow Organ Appeal'
and sent to the Parish Office)
+ Become a Commoner of St Mary-le-Bow (the Commoners are a diverse group of
people who choose to support our work, and especially the Organ Appeal, by giving
regularly to St Mary-le-Bow)
+ Turn Again - music from St Mary-le-Bow This CD of organ pieces, choral music
and the sound of the bells, recorded in the church, is a journey through our musical
history in all its vibrant diversity. Copies cost £15 including free postage and packing.
The Most Revd & Rt Hon. Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Grocers’ Company, Co-Patrons of St Mary-le-Bow
His Excellency the Australian High Commisioner
His Excellency the Norwegian Ambassador
The Revd Dr James H. Cooper, Rector, Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City
Malcolm Archer, formerly Director of Music, St Paul's Cathedral
James O’Donnell, Director of Music, Westminster Abbey
Dr Christopher Robinson CVO, formerly Organist, St John’s College, Cambridge
Sir Michael Snyder, Cordwainer Ward Deputy, Senior Partner of accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP
To discuss how you might help us to make faith heard in new ways on Cheapside, please contact:
Nick Cressey, Administrator, St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AU
+44 (0)20 7248 5139 | email@example.com