In what I think we would all agree is a slowly shrinking world of classical organs for either home or church use it is very encouraging to see two new partner companies enter the market. These are South Coast Organs owned and run by Mark Gatrell and Viscount Organs Wales owned and run by Tony Packer. To view all our existing dealers on a map please visit the Viscount Organ Dealers page.
Viscount Organs Wales
As a Welsh man living in exile I was very happy to allow Tony to trade under the Viscount Wales name. This is so that we can identify particularly with customers based in a small but very musical part of Great Britain.
Although not a Welsh speaker himself the website and literature will be bilingual adding to the bond we hope to establish with the Welsh speaking part of the community. Working closely with Music Station Manager Aled Rees, a fluent Welsh speaker, with over 25 years in the music retail sector. Aled is also a professional musician well versed in many genre’s of music.
Tony is also our authorised service engineer for the South Wales Area with 30 years’ experience in the repair sector. His workshop is based in Porthcawl with a retail showroom in Swansea located inside the Music Station which is under new ownership.
South Coast Organs
Mark Gatrell is our Viscount dealer serving the South Coast of England. Mark is a great addition to our dealer team as he not only comes from a pipe organ building background but is also an organist himself. He is particularly interested in the liturgical application of music.
With 10+years in pipe organ building, Mark is well placed to provide balanced advice to local parishes about investments in their organ. After many years working for the reputable Griffiths & Co. Organ Builders, Mark launched his South Coast Organs business in Portsmouth.”
“After much research and testing, I have been impressed with the advancements in the quality of sound and flexibility of the Viscount digital organs. I am able to see how local churches can benefit from considering a digital organ, especially with the soaring cost of maintaining and/or refurbishing some pipe organs. What I love about the Viscount offering is that we can work in partnership with churches to help support their pipe organ refurbishment projects, as well as provide a fantastic digital hire organ to keep the quality of music in place for the congregation.”
I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of 12. I own and run Viscount Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.