PIPEWORKS competition update: shortlist chosen

After careful consideration and much discussion, adjudicators Alexander Campkin, Duncan Chapman and Soosan Lolavar have chosen a shortlist of five pieces from the seventeen submissions received. The standard was very high and the judges were delighted to see such high-calibre compositions. The first and second prize winners will be announced, and prizes presented, at the […]

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Announcing the judges for the PIPEWORKS composition competition

We are pleased to announce that the judges for the PIPEWORKS composition competition will be Alexander Campkin, Soosan Lolavar and Duncan Chapman. These three exciting contemporary composers are all regular collaborators with leading cultural institutions in the UK and beyond; to find out more about their work, please see their websites: http://www.alexandercampkin.co.uk http://www.soosanlolavar.com http://www.duncanchapman.org Entries for the PIPEWORKS competition […]

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Sajid Javid, Government Minster plays the demo organ!

Here’s photo of Sajid Javid playing our lovely demo organ  at firstsite.   <img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-619" src="https://i2.wp.com/moothallorgan.co sale levitra.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Sajid-Javid-Organs-and-Oysters.jpg?resize=225%2C300″ alt=”Sajid Javid Organs and Oysters” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/moothallorgan.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Sajid-Javid-Organs-and-Oysters.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i2.wp.com/moothallorgan.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Sajid-Javid-Organs-and-Oysters.jpg?w=768 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px” data-recalc-dims=”1″ />   Check out this extraordinary footage of a Government Minister playing the demo organ! http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/11768727.VIDEO__Firstsite_admits__We_got_it_wrong/

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Lunchtime recitals

Organ Fest — Moot Hall, Colchester A series of four Lunchtime Organ Recitals on Tuesdays at 1pm given on the magnificent Moot Hall Organ recently restored with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund Admission Free Retiring Collection in aid of the Mayor’s Charities July 21st Gillian Ward Russell July 28th Ian Ray August 4th […]

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Organ Scholarship

The Friends of the Moot Hall Organ will initiate an Organ Scholarship for students under the age of 21 — an opportunity to work alongside Borough Organist Ian Ray.  If you would like to register an interest in this scholarship, or to receive details, you should register your interest and send an email to info@moothallorgan.co.uk.

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Schools’ Projects

firstsite and Colchester Borough Council’s Moot Hall Organ Restoration Project are offering schools free creative sessions focusing on art and music as part of an exciting programme of educational activities for Colchester school pupils. Sessions will take place on Monday 26 – Thursday 29 January and Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 February.  The sessions will […]

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