Top composer backs pipe organ bid

David Liddle, one of Britain’s most celebrated concert organists is backing the Wesley Centre’s restoration of its historic Forster and Andrews pipe organ.

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 3:50 pm
Once fully restored and rebuilt, the pipe organ will be reinstated to the Wesley Centre.

The large pipe organ is being meticulously restored and rebuilt by Henry Willis and Sons in Liverpool. Once fully restored and rebuilt, the organ will be reinstated to the Wesley Centre in Malton.

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Mr Liddle said: “One is keenly aware of the distinction and importance of this Forster and Andrews organ. It had pride of place in the concert hall at Royal Normal College, Norwood, and was played by many great musicians.”

Paul Emberley, a trustee and development lead for the Wesley Centre, said: “We want this fine organ to be the centrepiece of the transformed Wesley Centre in Malton. Our plan is to create a go to classical music and performance venue in the North, as well as a community hub with many new well equipped spaces.”

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