Following a successful appeal and fundraising events during 2013-2014 our organ was rebuilt and was dedicated by The Bishop of Ely, The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, on Sunday, June 28, 2015 during our 10am communion service at which the Bishop also presided and preached.
On October 10 we further celebrated the rebuilt organ with a special demonstration and recital by Paul Hale, the architect of our rebuilt organ and the organist at Southwell Cathedral. Paul's technical notes are posted below the photos. The event was a stunning success. Paul played pieces to demonstrate as many feature of the instrument as possible in the time available, and his performance was made visible by means of a giant video screen which showed both the actions of his hands and feet.
We feel sure that the considerable effort of the Organ Working Party, Chaired by Alan Jones, was well worthwhile. St Mark's mission through its promotion of music and the arts is enhanced with this fine instrument which we expect to need no more than routine servicing for the next 50 years.Paul Hale seated at the rebuilt organ in St Mark's Church during his recital on Oct 10
A picture taken during Paul Hale's recital showing the giant video screen
Paul and Louisa Denby, our choir director, in reality and on the video screen
Paul Hale seated at the organ, and simultaneously projected to the video screen
On June 28 at the dedication of the rebuilt organ:
The Bishop of Ely with members of St Mark's PCC with Choir Director Louisa Denby
The Bishop of Ely with Alan Jones (Chair of the Organ Working party)
and Hugh Taylor (Organist at this service)