I am delighted to tell you that September 2019 saw the addition of this important place of worship to our list of prestigious organ hire clients. Its also amusing that it seems we are constantly bumping into staff from Harrison & Harrison as they strip out the pipe organ while we install our speakers. Not quite a joint venture but certainly a joint enterprise!
Working at height to install the organ speakers
So here we go again working as you can see at extreme height but without the usually welcome stairs to get us up to the triforium levels where we love to get our speakers. Well out of the way of any people and speaking in this case from the west facing triforium strikingly into the space well below.
The organ on hire here is a Regent 356, recently returned from Bradfield College where it also covered the pipe organ refurbishment. 12 speakers are high on the triforium gallery that can only be accessed from below. A sub bass speaker is on the nave floor near the console where there is also an amplifier rack driving the speaker array.
Churches and Cathedrals with a temporary hire organ
So as I write this, the following places of worship rely on our instruments to maintain their accompanied liturgy:
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Hull Minster
- York Minster
- Worcester Cathedral
- St Bride’s Church Fleet Street
- St Cassian’s Church Chaddesley Corbett and now of course
- Edinburgh Episcopal Cathedral
If I may allow myself a moment of self indulgence – not a bad client list. And if I may repeat a statement recently made by a colleague when I said we might run out of organs to hire he suggested that we would probably run out of cathedrals long before that issue developed!
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.