Over a 24 hour period, the brilliant Principal Paul Bambrough will embark upon a solo organ challenge – performing a staggering 12 recitals – to raise funds for a new school organ and to mark the 60th anniversary of The Purcell School first opening its doors.
Paul will perform on an organ, provided by Viscount Classical Organs, in the CP Hall over a 24-hour period, starting with an opening gala on Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm and finishing with a Finale concert starting at 6.30pm on Friday 14th October – all to raise vital funds for a much needed replacement organ for the School.
The Organathon is open to the public and all are welcome to attend and support Paul at any of the recitals throughout the 24-hour period. The Full Organathon Programme outlines the schedule for the concert to help you plan your attendance.
There’s nothing quite like hearing the organ playing in person, so Purcell School will be opening the doors to the CP Hall and welcome visitors to all of the 12 recitals. It will be a fantastic opportunity to support Purcell, whilst enjoying live music.
Alternatively, all recitals will be livestreamed on the Purcell School website.
I am both hugely excited and more than a little daunted by the scale of the challenge presented by this Organathon! Preparing one recital can feel momentous; preparing 12 feels like madness!! But raising money for this wonderful, inspiring and exceptional school to benefit students and staff of astonishing ability, is the best possible motivation. Please come and join me, in person or online, and support this mad, but exciting playing marathon. And please consider donating as generously as you feel able to support the work of this unique and important school.’
You can help raise funds by purchasing a ticket to attend a recital, donating towards an element of the new organ, sponsoring a piece of music (or even a whole recital!), or simply making a gift. Please do support Paul in this amazing challenge. Your support, big or small, will be gratefully appreciated by the school.
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We very much hope you will be able to join us, and thank you in advance for your support.
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