Concert Series and other Events

To raise money for the St James’ Organ Appeal

The 1974 electronic organ at St James served us well over the years and has now been replaced with a computerised organ that faithfully reproduces recordings of pipe organs from a wide range of locations.

On Sunday 12th February we said goodbye to the organ which had served St James well since its installation in June 1974. It is going to a good home in the Coimbra Music Conservatory, where it can continue to provide pleasure and teaching.

We took delivery of our new organ in the second week of March, and it was played at the Eucharist on March 12th.

We still need to raise a further €5,500 towards the cost of this new organ. A generous donation and an interest-free loan to be repaid within a year enabled us to purchase the organ sooner than planned. The total cost was €15,000 and we have raised almost €5,000 so far
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old organ
The 1974 Heyliggers Organ
new organ
The Hauptwerk Organ, also from the Netherlands

This new organ will not only improve the quality of music at divine services, but also open up opportunities for other musical performances, as it is a much more versatile and advanced instrument.

We continue to raise funds to pay off the loan (€5,500 to go) so the concert series and film evenings will continue in May.
Please tell friends and acquaintances and encourage them to come to these events.