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Category Archive: Viscount Giving Back

Sheffield Hickleton Mission Partnership – The Centenary Project

Early in January 2017 I received a request for help with a Sheffield based programme aimed at engaging with youngsters in the poorer areas of the City by way of establishing youth choirs. This initiative is being led by Chris Bishop, the Youth Ministry Co-ordinator and will be based in up to 4 churches in […]

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The Aldington War Memorial

Those of you who are regular Facebook browsers may well have seen the request go out for a suitable instrument for this recent outdoor service to commemorate the opening of the new Aldington War Memorial. There was no immediate local response so we decided to help out  organist Andrew Butler, and arrange for our Cantorum […]

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Quiz Winner John Alexander from Luton

This year we ran an extensive three month competition to introduce more people to the sound of digital church organs. We developed a Quiz that tested the players as to whether they could identify specific clips of music as a pipe organ or a digital organ. We had a phenomenal result in terms of the […]

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NSSO Summer Course and Concerts – 10 to 17 July

The National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) are conducting a summer programme course and concerts from 10th to 17th July this year. We are delighted to be specifically sponsoring the concerts on the Sunday (17th July). We are providing an Envoy 35-FV (pictured right) which will be heard through 4 external speakers and a sub bass. By […]

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Diocese of Leeds – Organists Training Programme

David Pipe (pictured above and to right) heads the new Organists Training Programme, a partnership between the Diocese of Leeds Music Department and the Royal College of Organists. David studied Music as Organ Scholar of Downing College, Cambridge, and later as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music. He worked at York Minster, for […]

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Irish Church Music Association Summer School

Our partner dealer, Jeffers Music of Bandon will be loaning a Viscount Envoy 350 Deluxe for use by the Summer School in their teaching and worship sessions. The Irish Church Music Association holds its 47th Summer School from Wednesday, July 6 to Saturday, July 9, 2016 in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The theme […]

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Diocese of Leeds Music Day 25 June 2016

We are sponsoring this summer’s Diocese of Leeds Music Day, in association with the Royal College of Organists. It will be held on Saturday 25 June 2016, 10am to 3pm at Wheeler Hall, Leeds Cathedral. You will get to hear and learn from: This is what you can expect from the day: 10.00am Registration and Coffee 10.15am […]

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Putting Something Back

If a poll amongst organists were put out, I suspect there would be universal agreement that interest in the organ and its music has been in a slow but steady decline over the last 50 years. This is certainly the case in the UK – although it’s still esteemed in some countries. Here, I talk […]

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Announcing: Years free RCO membership to all customers

We are passionate about organs and organ music and spend a good majority of our time supporting local, national and international organ events (both pipe and digital). As part of our ongoing drive for amazing music in the organ world, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a years free membership of the […]

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Selby Abbey Organ Recitals in association with Viscount

We are pleased to announce that this summer we have arranged, in conjunction with Selby Abbey Trust, to host a number of Celebrity Organ recitals played on their spectacular Viscount Regent 356 digital organ. (We installed the organ in Sept 2014). Our organ will be installed while the historic William Hill organ undergoes restoration by Principal Pipe […]

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